Day 12 of The 12 Days of Giving

Today is Day 12 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 12 of Giving is the 12 drummers drumming VIRTUALLY! With our local feature business and local charity being:

Feature Business: Ctrl V

Spotlight Charity: St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre

2020 is definitely the year of VIRTUAL! Virtual Meetings, virtual shopping, virtual hugs, virtual high fives, virtual parties, and of course virtual games! One of you lucky folks will win a gift valued at $60!! 😃 The gift is two (1 Hour) VR Sessions at Ctrl V!! But let’s look at our spotlight charity and business of the day first!

Day 12 of Giving is proud to spotlight the St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre for the Charity of The Day!

St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre – Day 12 of Giving

St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre in Guelph (SJHCG) is a leader in providing outstanding healthcare and support to clients (residents, patients, participants), families, and the broader community they serve. Their programs and services support people of all ages who need rehabilitation, complex medical, or long term care. They are Guelph’s leading, fully-accredited, not-for-profit provider of resident long term care, complex medical, and rehabilitation services. They offer excellent community support services for people who live in their own homes but need a little assistance in their day-to-day lives. They also provide community outreach programs that help people, including those living with dementia or frailty, to manage their conditions while staying active in the community.

Inspired by the legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph, they use a holistic care philosophy to support each person’s mind, body, and spirit throughout their healthcare journey. They are dedicated to compassionate, person-centred care through discovery, innovation and partnerships.

If you would like to volunteer, or donate to this fantastic endeavour, or for more details, please click here:

Day 12 of giving is proud to feature Ctrl V Virtual Reality as the local business of the Day!

Local Feature Business – Ctrl-V Virtual Reality

Ctrl V is the world’s first virtual reality arcade. They offer a fun, safe environment for customers to experience some of the best virtual reality content, using premium equipment, all at an affordable price! They are also a perfect venue for birthdays, groups, corporate events, field trips and more! Their mission at Ctrl V is to accelerate the adoption of and provide public access to emerging immersive technologies at an affordable price with unsurpassed customer service. For decades, humanity has dreamt about escaping into different worlds and alternate realities – experiencing things that we otherwise couldn’t. The development of virtual reality (VR) technology over the years has finally made this possible. VR is not only a form of entertainment, but can also be used for training, education, therapy and a variety of other applications. Ctrl V sees itself as being on the forefront of this paradigm shift.

Ctrl V- Virtual Reality

Ctrl V was born in 2016 by a local trio of entrepreneurs. The trio took over an old Blackberry building next door to the University of Waterloo and part of WIN (Waterloo Innovation Network) and transformed it into a futuristic dreamscape straight out of Tron, with blue lights and VR stations outfitted with top-of-the-line VR equipment. All the equipment is sanitized and disinfected between all sessions and the games have their own individual rooms, so you are social distancing while still being able to engage with other players in the environment – virtually. Ctrl V was also promoting social distancing before it was cool!

If you would like to learn more about Ctrl V history or visit their website to view their calendar for booking online connect here: or visit one of their local locations in person here:

Guelph Ctrl V: 212 Victoria Road South, Guelph Email: 226-706-4187

Cambridge Ctrl V: 745 Coronation Blvd, Unit#202, Cambridge Email:

Waterloo Ctrl V: 170 Columbia St. West, Unit#5, Waterloo Email:

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

2020 is definitely the year of VIRTUAL!  Virtual Meetings, virtual shopping, virtual hugs, virtual high fives, virtual parties, and of course virtual games!  Today is the 12th day of giving and one of you lucky folks will win a gift valued at $60!! 😃 The gift is two (2) 1-Hour VR Sessions at Ctrl V!! 😃  Special thanks to Ctrl V Guelph for donating one of the sessions!  And for every 12 unique comments on the official facebook post, St. Joseph’s Health Care 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.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ―Winston Churchill

Frances Snider – Day 12 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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