Day 8 of The 12 Days of Giving

Today is Day 8 of Giving for my annual “12 Days of Giving – 12 Days of Christmas giveaway” on my Facebook page to help YOU and our local community this holiday season, by highlighting LOCAL businesses and local charities.   This giveaway is open to all followers or fans of my Facebook page and you can just click here to “like” the page and follow the contest!

Day 8 of Giving is the 8 amazing items from Epicure! With our local feature business and local charity being:

Feature Business: Kyla Duguay – Epicure

Spotlight Charity: Guelph Welcome in Drop In Centre

With today’s giveaway, you will be treated to 8 amazing items from Epicure. One of you lucky folks will win a gift valued over $50!! The gift is the Epicure 8pk gift basket valued at $30 (with  4 meal solutions, 2 teas and 2 seasonings) and a $25 prepaid credit card that you can use to try some other yummy Epicure items! But let’s look at our spotlight charity and business of the day first!

Day 8 of Giving is proud to spotlight the Guelph Welcome in Drop In Centre for the Charity of The Day!

Welcome In Drop in Centre – Day 8 of Giving

The Drop In Centre was founded in 1983 by Sister Christine Leyser in downtown Guelph. Sister Christine started with the idea of creating a community space that was welcoming to all individuals, especially those living on a limited income. The goal of Sister Christine was to provide food and friendship, and connect individuals to the supports they needed.  Since 1983, their volunteers have continued her good work; providing services to hundreds of people daily.

The Guelph Drop in Centre provides a place to meet with friends and have a meal, access shelter if needed, and connect with support services to improve quality of life. Their vision is a community where all individuals have access to healthy food, a safe place to call home, and the support around them to build a life they define as a happy one.   Their mission is to provide responsive support to the most vulnerable individuals in our community. This past year, thanks to the dedication of their staff and the community support they were able to redirect their resources to establish an interim Covid shelter at a local hotel. As of November 23rd, they have moved this program to Loyola House at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre. They also opened their Warming Centre again this year which is open every night at their 23 Gordon St. location. Since April 1st, they have safely sheltered 363 individuals that were homeless – all with zero positive Covid cases! They are also working very hard to purchase the Parkview Motel in order to provide Permanent Supportive Housing for 32 individuals that are currently homeless. If you would like to learn more, or volunteer, for this fantastic endeavour, or for more details, or to donate please click here: 

Day 8 of giving is proud to feature Kyla Duguay – Epicure as the local business of the Day!

Local Feature Business – Kyla Duguay – Epicure

Epicure is a Canadian company and began in 1997 with the founder Sylvie Rochette, and Sylvie’s desire to take charge of the food she fed her own family and share her healthy eating solutions with everyone. Kyla Duguay’s journey is similar as she looked at the foods her family was eating and wanted to ensure their lifestyle was not only healthy, but easy to bring to her dinner table.

She was looking for easy ways to eat healthy, satisfy picky eaters and save time. She found that Epicure provides only Real & Wholesome ingredients you can trust, while NEVER compromising on taste & quality. The products are all 100% Gluten & Nut free, with low to zero sodium & sugar. The products are also cost effective and delicious! You will find healthy meal solutions, spices, blends, desserts, teas and cooking tools.  Not only did she find a healthy lifestyle, but she found a business that she loves in helping others with their journey. Let Kyla help you get time back for what matters most, and connect with her by email, phone, or check out her website here at or join her community group at

Email: Phone: 705-796-2293

Support your local businesses, neighbours, and families as this is an investment in the health and future of our community!

Today is the 8th day of giving!  One of you lucky folks will win a gift valued over $50!! The gift is the Epicure 8pk gift basket valued at $30 (with  4 meal solutions, 2 teas and 2 seasonings) and a $25 prepaid credit card that you can use to try some other yummy Epicure items! Special thanks to Kyla Duguay for donating the Epicure gift basket! And for every 12 unique comments on the official facebook post, Guelph Welcome in Drop In Centre will also receive a $25 donation (up to max.$200) – the more comments…the more donations so please SHARE!

Join us in this fun holiday contest by liking the page and following the 12 Days of Giving here.

“Life is a boomerang. What you give, you get.” Anonymous

Frances Snider – Day 8 for the annual 12 Days of Giving

And please remember that I am never too busy for any of your referrals to the Guelph area.  If you or someone you know is considering a move, or purchasing a home in the Guelph or Puslinch area, call me at 519-824-9050 ext. 235 or connect with me on social media.

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