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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day in Canada holds profound significance as a time when the nation collectively pauses to honor the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. In the spirit of commemorating this solemn occasion, Bruce Telecom has taken a commendable initiative by sponsoring wreaths for Remembrance Day ceremonies in Kincardine and Tiverton.

As your local telecommunications company, Bruce Telecom has a strong commitment to supporting our local communities. Recognizing the importance of Remembrance Day, Bruce Telecom has sponsored wreaths for the ceremonies in Kincardine and Tiverton. This sponsorship goes beyond a mere financial contribution; it symbolizes Bruce Telecom’s dedication to honoring the sacrifices made by veterans and their families.

In sponsoring wreaths, Bruce Telecom not only acknowledges the historical significance of Remembrance Day but also fosters a deep sense of community connection. We want to thank the Kincardine and Tiverton legion for giving us the opportunity to support and sponsor wreaths for Remembrance Day.

Saugeen Memorial Healthcare Foundation

The 8th annual 97.9 The Bruce Light The Way Radiothon in support of the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is an all-day long event from 6am-6pm rases money to purchase equipment for the local hospital. This year the foundation raised money for cardiac monitors for inpatients and also for the renovation and expansion of the nurses station, which hasn’t been updated since the 1960s.

The day was filled with a lot of fun and fundraising, and Bruce Telecom was proud to make a donation towards this initiative.

This year, thanks to a lot of amazing donors, ,they raised just over $231,500 to support local healthcare.

The importance of supporting organizations like this symbolizes a commitment to better healthcare, ensuring that local Saugeen Shores residents have access to the best medical care. Bruce Telecom’s support of this showcases the belief that everyone in the community deserves access to the best possible healthcare resources.

Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation

The Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation was established in 1995 as a non for profit charitable organization. The foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that is committed on representing the people of Kincardine and surrounding communities.

This year, the foundation put on their annual radiothon with Shoreline Classics at Trillium Court to raise money for the new state-of-the-art Bone Density Machine (BMD). BMD aids in the detection of individuals with low bone density and assess their fracture risk. With this machine, healthcare providers will be able to intervene early and effectively to promote bone health and prevent further fractures. They currently do have a BMD Machine, but it is functioning on outdated software that is no longer supported and by replacing it, it will avoid lengthy downtown and long periods of no access.

This year in particular, was the first year since the pandemic that they have been able to put on this event and they were so excited. Bruce Telecom reached out with a donation towards the BMD machine.

The importance of such a machine goes beyond its diagnostic capabilities. It symbolizes a commitment to preventive healthcare, ensuring that residents of Kincardine have access to state-of-the-art equipment that can detect and address health concerns before they escalate. Bruce Telecom’s support of this showcases the belief that everyone in the community deserves access to the best possible healthcare resources.

Kincardine Chamber Awards

In the dynamic landscape of business, the spark of innovation often finds its brightest glow among the young and ambitious minds shaping the future. Recognizing the immense potential and entrepreneurial spirit within the community, Bruce Telecom proudly sponsors The Young Entrepreneur Award at the Kincardine Chamber Awards, presented by the Kincardine Chamber of Commerce at the Ainsdale Golf Course in Kincardine.

The Bruce Telecom Young Entrepreneur Award is a special recognition, designed to honor individuals under the age of 35 who have not only ventured into the world of entrepreneurship but have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities, innovation in business skills, proactive employee and customer relations, and community leadership.

As a local telecommunications company that is invested in community growth and development, Bruce Telecom sees the importance of nurturing the next generation of business leaders. By sponsoring the Young Entrepreneur Award, we aim to celebrate and support the innovative minds who are making a significant impact on the local business landscape.

This year the nominees for this award were:

Erin Nichol

Erin graduated from Western University with a Master’s of Clinical Audiology. Erin has over 5 years of experience. Her goal for Lake Huron Audiology is to foster a community hub where families will have access to strategies and local resources which will help them overcome their own communication barriers. 

Matthew Brown

Born and raised in Kincardine, Mathew owns United Huron Construction, MTD Consultants INC, and is co-owner of Stoic Strength Academy. He prides himself in showing clients and the community that young entrepreneurs can work hard to build a business and make a difference.

Zackery Eybergen

Zacks entrepreneurial journey started at age 10, cutting lawns. Every year he added more clients and more services to offer like raking leaves, plowing snow, leveling driveways and building flower beds. His inspiration comes from his grandfather and his parents. Now at 20, he is the owner of Eybergen Landscaping, that employs 5 people while continuing to expand his knowledge by taking the Landscape Design course at the University of Guelph.

This award is not just about acknowledging business acumen; it’s about recognizing the dedication, passion, and community-minded spirit that young entrepreneurs bring to their ventures. Bruce Telecom understands that building a successful business goes beyond financial achievements; it encompasses creating a positive workplace culture, fostering strong customer relationships, and contributing meaningfully to the community. The winner of this years award was Erin Nichol.

Local Food Banks

In the spirit of giving back to the communities it serves, Bruce Telecom is proud to announce its ongoing commitment to support local food banks in Port Elgin, Kincardine, and Paisley. Understanding the vital role that these organizations play in addressing food insecurity, Bruce Telecom is dedicated to making a positive impact and helping those in need within our local neighborhoods.

Food banks serve as lifelines for many individuals and families facing economic challenges in Canada today. Bruce Telecom recognizes the importance of fostering a strong, resilient community, and one of the most fundamental ways to achieve this is by ensuring that everyone has access to nutritious meals and ensuring that no one in our community goes hungry.

As part of its community outreach initiatives, Bruce Telecom understands that addressing food insecurity requires a collective effort, and by partnering with our local food banks, we aim to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who may be struggling to put food on the table.

The support provided by Bruce Telecom not only helps meet immediate needs but also contributes to the overall well-being and health of the community. By alleviating food insecurity, the company aims to create a more resilient and thriving community where everyone has the opportunity to lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

Through its involvement with local food banks in Port Elgin, Kincardine, and Paisley, Bruce Telecom encourages residents to join in these efforts by contributing to local food drives, volunteering their time, or spreading awareness about the importance of supporting those who are facing food insecurity.

We want to give a huge thank you to Carol Mcculloch, from the Paisley Food Bank, Pat Stewart, from the Kincardine Food Bank, and Nikki Thompson, from the Port Elgin Salvation Army Food Bank for coordinating with Bruce Telecom this year to support the food banks.

Together, let’s nourish our community and create a brighter future for all.

Kincardine Scottish Festival

In the heart of Kincardine, where the echoes of bagpipes and the vibrant colors of tartan come together, the annual Scottish Festival stands as a testament to the town’s rich cultural heritage. This year, Bruce Telecom is honored to announce its role as a Silver Sponsor, supporting the Kincardine Scottish Festival in its mission to celebrate Scottish traditions, music, and community spirit.

The Kincardine Scottish Festival relies heavily on the help from friends in the form of volunteering, in-kind services, or financial donations to put on the three day festival full of nights of lively music, exciting competitions, cultural workshops, and friendly small town hospitality.

As a local telecommunications company deeply rooted in the communities it serves, Bruce Telecom understands the importance of preserving and promoting cultural legacies. The Kincardine Scottish Festival provides the perfect platform for embracing the town’s Scottish roots and creating an inclusive space for residents and visitors alike.

Being a Silver Sponsor means more than just a financial contribution for Bruce Telecom; it signifies a commitment to the values of community, tradition, and the vibrant tapestry of Kincardine’s history. The festival, renowned for its lively pipe and drum competitions, Highland dancing, and the iconic Parade of the Bands, is a celebration that brings people together from all walks of life.

Bruce Telecom is proud to stand alongside the organizers, volunteers, and participants who work tirelessly to make the Kincardine Scottish Festival a success each year. The Silver Sponsorship reflects the company’s dedication to fostering community growth, supporting local events, and preserving the unique cultural identity that makes Kincardine a special place to call home.

You can check out the Kincardine Scottish Festival website for more information about the festival itself and see the full list of sponsors who also contribute to this event.


In the heart of autumn, as the leaves begin to paint the town in hues of red and gold, Port Elgin comes alive with the vibrant spirit of Pumpkinfest – an iconic celebration that has become a cherished tradition for locals and visitors alike.

As a local telecommunications company deeply rooted in the community, Bruce Telecom is thrilled to support and amplify the magic of Pumpkinfest through its role as a media sponsor. Bruce Telecom understands the importance of community connectivity, and this sponsorship goes beyond just providing WiFi. It’s a commitment to enhancing the overall Pumpkinfest experience, creating an inclusive environment where everyone can participate and share in the festivities, whether they’re on-site or following along from afar.

Pumpkinfest, known for its spectacular display of creativity with enormous pumpkins and a multitude of family-friendly activities, perfectly aligns with Bruce Telecom’s dedication to enriching community experiences. Through its media sponsorship, Bruce Telecom aims to shine a spotlight on the remarkable efforts of the organizers, volunteers, and participants who make Pumpkinfest an annual highlight.

The partnership between Bruce Telecom and Pumpkinfest extends beyond promotional efforts; it is a collaboration rooted in shared values. Both entities are deeply committed to fostering community growth, supporting local businesses, and creating an inclusive space where everyone can come together to revel in the joy of the season.

You can check out their website for more information about Pumpkinfest and there upcoming events.

Saugeen Shores Winterhawks

In the heart of Saugeen Shores, the spirit of community and passion for hockey come together. As a proud sponsor of the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks hockey team, Bruce Telecom has been a strong sense of camaraderie and unity among residents.

The partnership between Bruce Telecom and the Winterhawks is a testament to the shared commitment to community development and the promotion of local talent. Being a hometown company, Bruce Telecom recognizes the importance of supporting initiatives that bring joy, excitement, and a sense of belonging to the residents of Saugeen Shores.

One distinctive way Bruce Telecom demonstrates its support is by proudly serving as the flag bearers at each Winterhawks game. This symbolic gesture not only showcases the company’s dedication to community engagement but also adds a touch of local pride to the exhilarating hockey experience.

As a highlight of this partnership, Bruce Telecom is set to sponsor an upcoming Winterhawks game on January 26th, 2024, at the Plex in Port Elgin. This event promises to be a thrilling showcase of skill, teamwork, and the sheer love of the game. The Plex, a hub for sports and recreation in the community, will transform into a buzzing arena of excitement, with fans eagerly anticipating the clash of sticks, the crisp sound of skates on ice, and the cheers of camaraderie echoing through the stands.

The Jan 26th game will be a celebration of the partnership between Bruce Telecom and the local community. Attendees can expect an unforgettable evening of sportsmanship, entertainment, and community bonding.

Bruce Telecom’s commitment to the Winterhawks reflects its broader dedication to fostering a thriving, interconnected community. Through initiatives like these, Bruce Telecom continues to build bridges, connecting residents and creating memorable experiences that resonate long after the final buzzer sounds.

Tiverton Splash Pad

Bruce Telecom has dived into a new upcoming project that is coming soon to the local Tiverton community by being a ‘SPLASH’ sponsor for the upcoming Tiverton Splash Pad. This exciting collaboration is going to enhance the quality of life for Tiverton residents but also promises a host of benefits that will make a splash in the community. The Tiverton and District Lions, Municipality of Kincardine, and many local businesses are involved in making this project happen.

In order to get the splash pad up and running, they need $300,000 so construction can start happening.

The splash pad will be a haven for families, offering a safe and enjoyable space for children to cool off during the warm summer months while also promoting healthy recreation. The splash pad will become a hub for families to engage in active play as the Splash Pad will offer various water features designed for different age groups, and will encourage physical activity and social interaction, fostering a sense of community well-being.

As the splash pad takes shape, Tiverton residents can look forward to a summer filled with laughter, play, and community bonding.

If you could like to contribute to the splash pad you can contact Jim McTeer at 519-368-5534 or by email at jedssmcteer@bmts.com

Lighthouse Blues Festival

As a local telecommunications provider with strong ties to the region, Bruce Telecom recognizes the importance of supporting the arts and bringing people together through the universal language of music.

The Kincardine Lighthouse Blues Festival has long been a staple in the community, drawing music enthusiasts from far and wide to experience the unique blend of blues, culture, and camaraderie. Bruce Telecom’s sponsorship reflects a shared vision of enriching the community and enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.

One of the most exciting aspects of this partnership is the opportunity it provides to local musicians. With Bruce Telecom’s support, the festival can amplify its efforts to showcase and uplift talented artists from the region. This collaboration ensures that the festival not only entertains but also serves as a platform for emerging blues artists to shine on a larger stage.

Not only do they have the main stage for the festival located at The Bruce Steakhouse, they also had many stages located in different parts of Kincardine to showcase the mass amount of amazing talent. On top of the festival itself, they had many other events leading up to the main festival, like a starter showcase at The Bruce Steakhouse as well as a market in the park during some live music events.

Bruce Telecom is proud to be the headline sponsor for this yearly event. As the stage is set and the blues tunes echo against the backdrop of the majestic lighthouse, the Kincardine Lighthouse Blues Festival always promises a weekend filled with soulful melodies, community spirit, and the enduring power of music.

You can visit the Lighthouse Blues Festival website to get more information about them and their upcoming festival season.

McHappy Day Kincardine

Every year, McDonalds franchises across the country celebrate McHappy Day. This day is in support of the Ronald McDonalds Houses and other local charities. This day provides the funds needed to support a lot of families in need. Since McHappy day started in 1977, McDonalds Canada has contributed nearly $66 million for Ronald McDonald Houses.

On this day, a portion of the proceeds from every item sold on the McDonalds Menu goes to RMHC.

Every year, Bruce Telecom supports this initiative as one of our employees will attend as a volunteer to help them with anything they need as well as providing a basket full of goodies for a raffle. We are so excited to be a part of this event that gives back to a lot of charities that support many communities.

Kincardine Pride Parade

Kincardine Pride Inc. is a registered not-for-profit, all volunteer local organization who mission is to promote Kincardine as an 2SLGBTQ+ positive community by hosting an annual family-friendly Pride Parade and celebration in downtown Kincardine, as well as other local events during the year.

In a world that is increasingly recognizing the importance of inclusivity and diversity, the role of businesses in fostering acceptance and understanding within communities cannot be overstated. Bruce Telecom’s sponsorship of the Kincardine Pride Parade is a testament to our commitment to fostering an inclusive and accepting community. As society progresses towards greater understanding and appreciation of diversity, businesses can play a pivotal role in leading the way towards a future where everyone is embraced, celebrated, and supported.