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Friends of Westfield get creative to support Heritage Village during lockdown

Volunteers from the Friends of Westfield continue to run the Village’s popular Gift Shop.

With their popular in-person fundraising events on-hold for the time being, the Friends of Westfield have been hard at work finding new ways to raise funds for Westfield Heritage Village. The normally bustling Westfield Heritage Village usually hosts a spring plant sale, Chinese Dinner and all sorts of creative one-off events through the year. Of course, these were all put on hold. 

Physical-distancing efforts allowed the volunteer-run gift shop to remain open with limited capacity but volunteers were eager to do more. Volunteers launched an online holiday art auction featuring local artist Barbara Galway which turned out to be a huge success! Several online fundraisers have followed with more planned for the months to come! Future auctions will be held on the Friends of Westfield’s page on

As a result of all of their hard work and creativity, The Friends of Westfield were able to end their year with a $10,000 donation to the Hamilton Conservation Foundation in support of Westfield Heritage Village. We can’t possibly thank them enough for this incredible support!

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