A Fresh Celebration: Join Us This Fall for the 2024 Friends of Mini-Yo-We Fundraising Dinner

Rich BirchNews

My first encounter with a Camp Mini-Yo-We fundraiser was over 35 years ago—a breakfast at Ontario Place. I still remember looking out those giant windows onto Lake Ontario and being excited about the coming summer of ministry at Mini-Yo-We. Over the years, this event has changed to meet the needs of our community. We have hoped to find the best ways to engage with you, our Camp Mini-Yo-We family. We are making another tweak by moving it from spring to fall in 2024.

As the leaves turn and the air grows crisp, our community will try something new. On November 7, we’ll gather for the much-anticipated 2024 Friends of Mini-Yo-We Fundraising Dinner. It’s more than just an event—it’s a celebration of faith, community, and remarkable stories from the summer of 2024!

For Our Cherished Camp Parents, Summer Staff & Alumni

Why the change? We’re eager to bring you the freshest, most vibrant stories from the summer. Rather than introduce the upcoming season, let’s celebrate the incredible things God has accomplished in this ministry.

It’s an evening filled with laughter, reminiscing, and the joy of reconnection. Whether you’re an alumni returning to the fold or a parent who’s witnessed your child’s growth through our programs, this event promises to reignite your Camp Mini-Yo-We spirit.

The 2024 Friends of Mini-Yo-We Fundraising Dinner is a testament to our journey. We’ll share stories of growth and spiritual development from the summer. Expect heartwarming tales, inspirational talks, and perhaps a few surprises that embody our theme of celebration.

A Call to Action: Be Part of the Story

Your presence is an act of support and community. Register for a few seats or maybe a whole table and be ready to dive into the evening! And, for those who love a bit of competitive spirit, we’re bringing back the silent auction! Have items to donate or want to help us organize this part of the Dinner? Please contact Rich and contribute to this exciting aspect of our evening.

Why Do We Hold This Event?

We have three purposes for gathering members of our community annually in this way:

Reunite: A Timeless Connection!

Imagine a night where every handshake and hug ignites a memory, where every shared laugh bridges years in a moment. It feels like a homecoming. The 2024 Friends of Mini-Yo-We Fundraising Dinner is your unique chance to reconnect the threads of past friendships and weave new bonds. In an era where genuine connections are priceless, missing this opportunity means missing a piece of your story. Rekindle old friendships, ignite new ones, and be part of a community that has thrived on heartfelt connections for decades.

Celebrate: An Evening of Gratitude!

Almost 80 summers of developing young leaders—this is our legacy at Camp Mini-Yo-We. Each story, each life touched, is a testament to God’s unceasing grace. We gather not only to reminisce but to forge ahead with renewed spirit. The impact of Camp amplified through your support, reaches further than you can imagine. Join us in an evening where every moment is a tribute to the blessings and journey we share.

Support: Forge Forward!

Your role in the story of Camp Mini-Yo-We is pivotal. As we unveil the curtain to the future, your support becomes the cornerstone of our continued success. This dinner isn’t just a social event—it’s a rallying point for those who believe in the power of our ministry. Your contribution and your presence weaves you into the fabric of our future. By investing in this mission, you’re not just supporting a cause; you’re sculpting the future of countless young lives. Be the change, be the hope—your generosity is the beacon that guides our journey forward.

Join Us on This Fun Occasion

As we gather under the roof of the Burlington Convention Centre this November, know that your presence contributes to something much larger than a single evening. It’s about building the future of Camp Mini-Yo-We and nurturing a space where young spirits soar. Don’t delay—register today and let’s make this the most memorable Friends of Mini-Yo-We Fundraising Dinner yet.

Never been to a Friends of Mini-Yo-We Fundraising Dinner? Check out this recap video from last year:


Let’s turn this fall evening into a vibrant tapestry of stories, laughter, and shared dreams together.

We can’t wait to see you there! 

Event Details

Date & Time: Thursday, November 7, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST (Doors Open at 6:00 PM)

Location: Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Dr, Burlington ON

Register Online: campmyw.com/dinner