Donors & Friends

The Founding Family Campaign is designed to demonstrate the strength and vibrancy of the local community and agricultural industry. Through collective action this key community economic development project can be brought to full realization.  The most prominent space of the facility will be named after our first 50 Founding Families.

We Thank our Founding Families to Date: Jim & Patricia Bullock, Bert & Nellie Dykstra, William Fleming (the Fleming Family), Martin & Ellen Vanderloo, Cor & Janny Van Gaalen, Alex & Gloria Westerhout

Without our Donors, REACH Huron would not be possible. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has supported us and in particular, to all of those listed below. Your generosity and confidence in the vision of REACH Huron will be appreciated for generations to come.
We relate our Donors to a thriving, life-giving forest and the elements that make up this ecosystem:

FOREST Level Donors
• Bank of Montreal
• Jim and Patricia Bullock Family Foundation  Founding Family
Clinton Raceway Inc.
• County of Huron
• Municipality of Central Huron

CANOPY Level Donors
• Bert and Nellie Dykstra    
Founding Family
William Fleming
(The Fleming Family)  
Founding Family
Guardian Industries Canada Corp.
• Huron Tractor
• Standardbred Breeders of
Ontario Association
• Martin and Ellen Vanderloo
Founding Family
Cor  and Janny Van Gaalen
Founding Family
Alex and Gloria Westerhout
Founding Family

SAPLING Level Donors
• Cindy Denomme
• Helen Dykstra
• Dykstra Family
• Alfred and Marg Dykstra
• Julie and Steve Gibbings
• Huron Central Agricultural Society
• Jim Penders and Astrid van Eeden Petersman (ITSI)
• Melanie and Les Prosser
• System Fencing

SPROUT Level Donors
Marg Anderson
Shana and Brian Barnim
Bin There
Steve Campbell
Tim and Dianne Collyer
Jim and Brenda Ginn
Paul Jackson
Alison Lobb
Long Run Adoption Society
Kevin McLlwain
Dr. Pat and Anna Meyers
John Muir
Mustacci Family
Ken Papple
Emma Polera
Gloria & Keith Robinson

SEED Level Donors
Lesley Adams
Terry Baker and Karen Dumais (Kippen Mennonite Furniture)
Sabrina and Chris Baldwin
Terri Brandon
Pat Brown
Bev and Bill Chowen
Graylen Hammond
Susan Hay
Lois and Glenn Hayter
Huron Perth Women for the Support of Agriculture
Ella Jewitt-Flood (In Memoriam)
Barb Lennox
Barbara Sheridan
Delbert Shewfelt
Bill and Vicki Siemon
Marlene and Ken Van Riesen
Vodden Family
Ann Vosburgh
Ben Whitely


Our ability to continue to provide charitable services to educate, demonstrate, and celebrate the agricultural and equine industries depends on our fundraising success and the generosity of our sponsors and supporters.


It is through our diverse partnerships that that we are able achieve our goals and offer education, recreation and entertainment to the community and individuals from the surrounding areas. We are proud to be associated with such strong organizations and businesses. Please take a moment to learn about our amazing partners by exploring the links below:


Clinton Raceway 
Clinton Raceway is a great destination, for the entire family. Located in the heart of Huron County Clinton Raceway’s facilities include a 1/2 mile track, stabling for 32 horses, and paddock for 100 horses on race days.

Come for the races and stay for our picnic areas and swimming pool, Cafe, and Slots facility. We feature 100 of your favourite 25¢ slot machines.

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Contact North                             Ontario’s education and training network, Contact North | Contact Nord, partners with Ontario's 24 public colleges, 22 public universities and 250 literacy and basic skills and training providers to deliver their online programs and courses to residents in 600 small, remote, rural, Aboriginal and Francophone communities across Ontario.

 Residents are able to get a degree, diploma or certificate or upgrade their skills through online learning with personalized support in their community from the online learning centre.


Fanshawe College
Fanshawe College is a full-service Government of Ontario community college, with six campuses in Southwestern Ontario. Fanshawe College is committed to personal, social and economic success through quality education and learning for employment. We enrich the lives of individuals and meet the changing needs of our diverse communities.

We are innovative and responsive. We promote opportunity. We are Fanshawe College.


University of Guelph- Ridgetown Campus 
Ridgetown Campus operates with the unique vision of advancing society through agri-food research and science based learning. The mission at Ridgetown is to be a leader in applied agriculture, animal science, and environmental research and in life-long learning initiatives that are practical and relevant to society.


Huron Perth Catholic District School Board
Our Mission is to serve our students, working with the home, parish and school community to:
- Nurture a Christ-Centred environment;
- Provide student-focused learning opportunities;
- Support the growth of the whole person.


Avon Maitland District School Board
Our Mission Statement calls upon us to Cultivate Potential. Our goals focus on student achievement and developing positive citizenship qualities in our students.


County of Huron
Huron County, Ontario’s West Coast, is located along the shores of Lake Huron. This vibrant rural community is the most agriculturally productive county in Ontario, and a leader in numerous areas of agricultural technology and innovation.


Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Mission of the Ontario Trillium Foundation is building healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector, through investments in community-based initiatives. 


Municipality of Central Huron
The Municipality of Central Huron, located along Ontario’s West Coast in the heart of Huron County is comprised of the former Town of Clinton and Townships of Goderich and Hullett. We are moments from live theatre, great shopping, warm sandy beaches and spectacular sunsets.