Grandview Kids One Step Closer to New Headquarters

Thanks to a $50,000 Donation from The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise
Attendees of Whitby Ribfest received more than tasty treats on Saturday, July 9. They watched as the The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise renewed its commitment to Durham’s kids by presenting a $50,000 cheque to Grandview Children’s Foundation in support of Grandview’s urgently needed capital project.  Grandview Children’s Centre has outgrown its building and it requires modern purpose-built rehabilitation space to serve the 8,200 children and families in need now.
“The incredible generosity from the Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise moves Grandview much closer to its dream of being able to help 8,200 kids with special needs and their families, and the 10,000 who are expected to need this help by 2031,” said Bryan Yetman, Chair of the Board of Directors of Grandview Children’s Foundation. “The Centre is bursting at its seams and we need help from organizations like The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise to meet current and future demands at a new, larger Grandview Centre Headquarters.”
Barry Mount, Rotarian, said: “Rotary is proud to support the great work that Grandview provides to Durham Region's special needs children. In addition to rehabilitation therapy, specialized equipment and support for the Children, Grandview works with the whole family to facilitate positive outcomes.”
Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise President Elect Patrick Bennett made the presentation along with the Rotary Club’s Director of Community Services Peter Bocking; Katherine Babony (exiting Director of Community Services) and Mount (Rotarian and long-time advocate for Grandview Children’s Centre).  Accepting on behalf of Grandview were Bryan Yetman, Chair of Grandview Children’s Foundation; Steve Leslie, Vice Chair of Grandview Children’s Foundation, Brigitte Tschinkel, Executive Director of Development for Grandview Children’s Foundation; and Lorraine Sunstrum-Mann, the Executive Director of Grandview Children’s Centre.
About Grandview Children’s Centre:
Grandview Children’s Centre paediatric experts work across six locations in Durham Region, delivering outpatient treatment and rehabilitation supports and services to more than 5,600 children and youth with special needs and their families each year. There are more than 2,600 kids who are waiting to receive service from Grandview. The number of kids requiring services is expected to increase to 10,000 by 2031.
To meet current and future demands, support from the community is needed to ensure earliest possible access to assessment and treatment for kids and to help Grandview Children's Centre build a new, facility on donated lands from the Town of Ajax. The Centre has outgrown its current headquarters and needs additional and new types of space to serve children with special needs and their families in Durham Region now, and in the future. For updates, follow @GrandviewKids on Facebook and Twitter or access our website at If you want to give now, click the Donate Now button below.
Information about The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise:
The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise is a diverse and dynamic, fast-paced club located in Whitby, Ontario Canada. Its dedicated Rotarians meet weekly for fellowship, and to learn and practice the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self". The Club takes part in both local and international projects.
For more information, please contact:
Brigitte Tschinkel,
Executive Director of Development, Grandview Children’s Foundation.
Phone: 905-619-6551   Email:  
Darryl Rancourt,
Director of Public Relations, The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise,
Phone:  905.706.9210   Email: