Sweetheart time again


The 2024 Sweetheart Brunch is taking place at the Municipal Centre this Sunday from 8.30 to 12.30. As always, the Brunch is presented by the Knights of Columbus Kemptville 5333 Council and co-hosts, the Municipality of North Grenville. The more than one hundred volunteers working to put on the Sweetheart Brunch are a tremendous example of what our community is all about.

The Sweetheart Brunch is a tradition that started over two decades ago. It was originally held at the Holy Cross Church, but as the event grew, larger venues were sought. These included the Holy Cross School gymnasium, St. Michael’s Catholic High School, and finally, the North Grenville Municipal Centre where the event is now held. Like most events of its magnitude, the Sweetheart Brunch was built from the ground up into what it is today. After missing out for two years during the pandemic, the Brunch came back last year with a very successful event.

The Sweetheart Brunch has been associated over the years with many local residents who have since left us, but their legacy lives on in this social, fun, entertaining get together of the people of North Grenville and the surrounding area.

This is the 24th year of the Brunch, and ticket sales and other donations go towards the work of the Knights throughout the year, as they help to support so many local charities and community campaigns. This year, some of those being supported by the Brunch are the KDH Foundation – CT Scanner, Beth Donovan Hospice, Leeds & Grenville Interval House, Kemptville Seniors’ Community Services, North Grenville Community Living and more.

Tickets for the Brunch are $10 for Adults, $5 for children 6 – 11 years, and under 6 are free. Admission includes a delicious smorgasbord of hot food and continental choices; exciting live musical entertainment; a draw for cash prizes and a fabulous opportunity to support those many local charities. For the second year, take-out will be available will offer take-out again this year, to encourage those who might be afraid of large gatherings, or too busy for dine in. It’s a great option for shut ins and those with mobility issues. 

The Sweetheart Brunch is made possible by many generous local sponsors and supporters, and tickets can be purchased at Brewed Awakenings, B & H Grocer, Royal Lepage Team Realty, or at Holy Cross Church after the weekend Masses. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day.

The Brunch is only one activity by the Knights of Columbus in our community. For the Kemptville Knights of Columbus, charity means supporting a virtually boundless variety of projects including their Food Bank and the Christmas Hamper Program; Kemptville Home Support; Beth Donovan Hospice; Coats for Kids Program; and so much more. As their motto says, they believe in “Serving North Grenville and beyond”.

For further information, contact Anne Leach at [email protected].
Donations with receipt provided can be made via the Ottawa Community Foundation.


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