& Contributors

2023 Supporters

Welcome to our returning & new sponsors and contributors for the 2023 FOT.

Lead Sponsor
Major Sponsor
Major Sponsor
With thanks to our other 2023 Sponsors

The Joosse Family

Ms. Sandy Zulauf

The Bradley Family - Roger & Mary Lou

Dr. Andrea Mosher, Jeremy Mosher & Family

Interested in becoming a 2024 Contributor?

As a sponsor, contributor or donator, the Grimsby Rotary club recognizes you on the Fantasy of Trees website and Facebook and Instagram. In addition, your organization’s name is published directly with your sponsored item and is listed in the Museum entry hall. Lead and Major Sponsors are recognized on our FOT rack cards which are distributed across the Town of Grimsby.4

We have very limited amount of trees and wreaths that get sponsored each year. We recommend contacting us earlier rather than later to secure your sponsorship. You can click on the button below to see what we have available to sponsor. We try to keep the list updated regularly.

Sponsor Questions Answered.

There are several avenues for FOT participation. Sponsors can support the event by sponsoring an XMAS tree that they can themselves decorate or have Rotary decorate. They can sponsor wreaths or decorative outdoor pots (urns), or donate an item of their choice – all of which will be used in the raffle or in an on-line auction. Or, you can make a cash-donation towards decorations or other item purchases needed to prepare the event. You can also make an in-kind donation of your organization`s services. Or, you can even sponsor our Santa Day, when Santa makes an early visit to the Museum for photos and to hear children`s XMAS requests.

As a sponsor, the Grimsby Rotary club recognizes you on the Fantasy of Trees website (www.fantasyoftrees.ca), Facebook and Instagram. In addition, your organization’s name is published directly with your sponsored item and listed in the Museum entry hall. In addition, sponsor organizations can set their business cards in the Museum. Your website address and a QR code are displayed with your item. Lead and Major Sponsors are recognized on our rack cards which are distributed across the Town of Grimsby. 

The Fantasy of Trees traditionally has more than 3,000 adults & children visitors from the local community and beyond, and is therefore an excellent opportunity for your organization to receive exposure associated with this community-minded and family-oriented event. It’s also an opportunity to partner with Rotary which has a world-wide reputation for social causes, and to be directly associated with our local community recipient charities.

Our recipients are all duly-registered charities, chosen for their broad reach into our local community. Each is focused on supporting the local residents of our area and region.

The funds are disbursed to local charities by March the following year, e.g. 2024.

The Rotary Club of Grimsby presents & hosts the Fantasy of Trees each year and the Grimsby Museum is the venue for the festive display. The Museum’s Gift Shop, with its wide variety of XMAS items for purchase, is open before, during and after the FOT event.

The FOT raffle is a permitted event under a Lottery Licence issued by the Town of Grimsby. Numbered raffle tickets are sold in sheets of 25 tickets and are considered great value ($10 per sheet or 3-sheets for $20). This gives attendees lots of opportunities to select and drop tickets for trees, wreaths, urns, and donated items. When the event closes, raffle ticket numbers are drawn, the winners are contacted for pickup, and the winning numbers are posted on the FOT website and in the local press.

In addition to the raffled items at the museum, other prepared and donated items are auctioned off on-line, using the Trellis silent auction platform. The auctioned items can be viewed at the museum, and with a QR code, anyone can bid immediately on the item they are viewing.

Proceeds from the sale of lottery raffle tickets are distributed to the named charities in the licence application. Most of the administrative costs are covered by sponsors. Certain expenses such as the cost of the tickets, web site, lottery permit fees are recovered from the lottery sales in accordance with the Lottery Licence application. Lottery regulations allow only for certain lottery expenses such as the cost of raffle ticket printing, website and lottery permit costs. This means that the proceeds of the lottery go to local charities.

Contact us by email to arrange for an in-kind donation discussion. For example, if your firm provides a unique service such as cleaning services, that would be a great donation. In-kind donations for services such as printing, advertising, coupons, are very much appreciated and would help defray our expenses.

No, the Rotary provides the trees, wreaths and/or urns for all sponsors, due to insurance requirements. The Rotary club pre-purchases new-undecorated “deluxe”, “full-size” and “small/pencil” XMAS trees with LED lights, any of which can be designated to a sponsor after their commitment. Rotary also prepares and pre-decorates XMAS wreaths in advance, in a range of sizes for similar sponsorship.

Thanks to our 2022 Supporters

Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters and volunteers who helped Fantasy of Trees 2022.

2022 Lead & Major Sponsors
Other 2022 Sponsors

24 Steps Lounge – Station 1 Coffeehouse
Action Print Beamsville
Art & You Centre
Aspira Lincoln Park Retirement Living
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of North and West Niagara
BMO Private Wealth
Carl & Nancy Kovacs
Charlies Barber Shop
Chimney Top Masonry Inc.
Community Living Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln
Dean Allison MP
Donna’s Fashions
Dr. Dan Demtsis & Dr. Kim Woods Dentistry
Empire Transportation Ltd.
Engel & Volkers
Erie Powder Coatings
Erion Insurance Group
F45 Training Grimsby
Farm Gate to Your Plate Grimsby
Friends of Rotary
GAMRU South Shore Search and Rescue
Giant Tiger Grimsby
Golfi Concrete & Drain Limited
Good Earth Farm
Graco Inc.
Grimsby Cooperative Preschool
Grimsby Garden Club
Grimsby Public Library
Harmony Jewellers
Hubbard Air the Canadian Comfort Team
IG Wealth Management
Jackie O’s Boutique
Justin, Jill, Donnie & Carson Cruse
Kerry’s Krafts & Things
Legends Estate Winery
Linwell Gardens
Maplecrest Retirement Village
McNally House Hospice
Meridian Credit Union Grimsby
Metcalfe Electric Ltd.
Niagara Ice Dogs
Niagara Parks
Niagara West Adult Learning Centre
Objects to Desire – Art & Gift Gallery
Old School Flooring
Ontario College of Health & Technology
Orion Digital Services
Peaker Eyewear
Peninsula Lakes Golf Course
Reemredroon Vintages
Ruffin’s Pet Centre
Ruth Moffatt
Sam Oosterhoff, MPP Niagara
West Sawmill Golf Course
Shawn & Ed Brewing Company
Simply Moto Grimsby
Special Effects Art Shoppe
Stonehouse Whitcomb Funeral Home
Tarbutt Construction Ltd.
The Dog Spot
The Golden Family
The Royal Slice
The Solvason Family
Tony and Ruthann Joosse
Town of Grimsby
Twenty Valley Golf and Country Club
Vintage Thirty Interiors
Well Preserved Handcrafted Condiments & Jellies
West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary
West Niagara Secondary School
West Niagara Special Olympics
Westbrook Group of Companies
Zebra Signs & Awnings Inc.