Sunshine Foundation

Float For Dreams 2017 Winners Announced

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June 17th, was another incredible day of fun on the Grand River because of the hundreds of participants who said YES, floated, played, and raised funds to make a significant difference in the lives of children across Canada living with severe physical disabilities or life threatening illnesses. The generosity of our float sponsors made the event possible, and every floater made more dreams come true.

Together we raised over $85,000, surpassing last year, with more pledges still to be counted! The Float for Dreams website will still accept donations for another 30 days toward team or individual goals.

This year we announced the official winners of the Team Challenge Award and the Team Spirit Award electronically and soon, our Event Team will hit the road to personally deliver the presentation of both awards.

Congratulations to Hot Sauce, the winner of the Team Challenge Award, presented by BDO Canada LLP:

Congratulations to VersaBank Vikings, the winner of the Team Spirit Award:

Also, a grand thank you to team and individual fundraisers for raising vital funds for Sunshine Dreams:

Top Team Fundraisers

  • 1st Place Team: Let's Send Ed Down the River, winning a Toronto Argonauts Game Day Team Package
  • 2nd Place Team: VersaBank Vikings, winning ten (10) tickets to a Hamilton TigerCats Home Game and a floating cooler
  • 3rd Place Team: BDO Kitchener-Waterloo, winning a Grand River Rafting Experience for ten (10) and a floating cooler
  • 4th Place Team: Riverboat Fantasy, honourable mention
  • 5th Place Team: Big Dreamers Only, honourable mention

Top Individual Fundraisers

  • 1st Place: Ed Holder, winning a $250 Mariani Jewellers Gift Card and Sunshine Swag Bag
  • 2nd Place: David Taylor, winning a $250 Mariani Jewellers Gift Card and Sunshine Swag Bag
  • 3rd Place: Tim Sothern, honourable mention
  • 4th Place: Jim Cassidy, honourable mention
  • 5th Place: Nancy Sutherland, honourable mention

Our sincere gratitude goes out to each and every floater, sponsor, donor and our extraordinary volunteers for believing in the power of dreams.

Many thanks to: BDO Canada LLP, GoodLife Fitness, Sofina Foods Inc., VersaBank, Aecon, M&T Printing Group, McCabe Promotional Advertising Inc., Reciprocal Opportunities, RBC Wealth Management, Marsh Canada, TJX Canada, S.G. Cunningham Ltd., Catherine Parsons-Dhamija, David Doig, Jennifer Yao, Rajiv Reebye and Steve Sauve. And, our community partners: Five Oaks Retreat Centre, Grand River Conservation Area, Grand River Rafting, Brantford Fire Department, County of Brant Fire Department, OPP, Brantford Police Services, EMS, St. John Ambulance, DJ Anthony Hudson, Lulu's Roadhouse Band, BarCode, our amazing Event Crew, photography by Jono & Laynie Co. and Cory Downing, the video crew from Fanshawe TV, and of course all our volunteers.

We look forward to floating with you again in 2018. Stay tuned for a date announcement.