Camp Big Canoe staff and campers are excited to get back at it this summer. They will need the following items and are counting on the generosity of United Church Congregations in Shining Waters Region.  


  • White t-shirts / tank tops for tie dye: all sizes youth small - adult lg Tye dye 
  • Small canvas’ for painting on (eg: get them at dollar stores)
  • White glue Embroidery floss / thread (crochet thread size #3 apparently works really well too!)
  • Gimp (plastic lacing for bracelet making)
  • Adult scissors
  • Wood cookies(from chopping tree branches)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Fishing line
  • Super glue (small - for securing fishing line, beaded bracelets)
  • Safety pins: large
  • Various tape: scotch, painters, duct, colourful tapes
  • Paint (interior, exterior ends of containers), fabric, craft paint
  • Sharpies, other good markers
  • Facepaint
  • Clay Plaster
  • Pompoms
  • Rubber bands
  • Nail Polish
  • Sewing needles (hand - not machine)


  • Garden hoses (3-4)
  • Vegetables that have been started that we can plant in May
  • Seeds for peas, beans… other veg- tomatoes, radishes, cucumber, zucchini, carrots… other(?) that can be planted every 2 weeks starting in May for summer long enjoyment
  • Flowers for the pots that were donated last year: Sometimes places like food basics have great deals on flowers
  • Potting soil - garden bed soil / compost
  • Spray hose attachment (3-4)
  • Large rolls of plastic to cover frames
  • Old car tent frames or trampoline frames to convert into greenhouse  

Some of this is for their Arts and Crafts Program, some is to help mitigate food costs by growing their own fresh food through building vegetable gardens and greenhouses.

Please direct any questions to jean.heys@sympatico.ca  

Donations may be brought to church on Sundays, May 14, May 28 and June 4 and placed in a bin that will be provided in the Narthex.   


UCW Purpose:

“To unite women of the Community of Faith for the total mission of the church and to provide a means through which we may express our loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study, fellowship and service.”   

Aurora United Church Women: 

 We are composed of two units which meet monthly in the historic chapel of Trinity Anglican.  The Seekers Unit meets on the first Monday afternoon of the month and the Grace Unit meets on the fourth Monday in the evening.    Our meetings include worship, a program and most importantly fellowship.  For further information about our groups or Zoom meeting information please contact Helen Roberts at ivorhelen@sympatico.ca.  For Zoom information about the Seekers meetings please contact Mary Smith at kenmar.smith@rogers.com.  All women of the church are welcome to attend.

Our UCW is a member of Shining Waters Region UCW.  For further information about this organization, please contact Anne Ella Arnold at a.ella.arnold@gmail.com.