A collection of initiatives to help local businesses and not-for-profits, including community stories, contests and fundraisers. Join the free citizen portal, today and be the first to get involved in our upcoming initiatives!



Current Community Involvement Initiatives

#Local Platform

The platform gives community members a chance to support local businesses and give back to their community. We encourage members to use their voices and social media profiles to help spread the word about local businesses while helping us distribute funds to local charities.

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Race to Erase

Race to Erase is an annual community involvement event where teams compete in fun-filled challenges throughout the community to raise funds and help erase the barriers charities face in achieving their goals. The challenges are a combination of savvy and smarts--no goofy shorts required. It has raised over $650,000.

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Year of Local

Year of Local is a collection of inspirational stories about Sarnia-Lambton businesses, events, and local charities that spread the word and encourage community members to give back. Since 2015, Year of Local has produced over 260 uplifting stories featured in three hardcover books.

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Your Involvement and Community Donations Matter

  • We believe the strongest communities work together to support local businesses, events, charities, and each other. That’s why #local continues to develop community involvement initiatives that bring us closer together, especially during tough times.
  • The inherent beauty of #Local is that everyone has a chance to give back using alternative currencies like time, words, social media, and taking action. There’s no contribution too small to make a difference in your local community.
  • Getting involved with your community gives you the chance to meet like-minded people who share the same desires and goals. The difference you make and the new friendships you uncover will last a lifetime and beyond.
  • Despite growing uncertainty, it’s essential now more than ever to work together to support our economy and build each other up. Your community involvement will make a difference as we all navigate our new normal, together.

Race to Erase

The Race to Erase, begun in 2006, is an annual event where teams compete in fun-filled challenges throughout their community, all in support of local charities. The event has raised over $650,000 for local charities in Sarnia, Cambridge and London.

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