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Charity/ Community at Turkstra – 2019

One of our core values as a company is to give back and support the communities where we live and work. It’s a tradition that has spanned for 3 generations and over 65 years.

Chili For Charity

We are back for our second year of the Turkstra Lumber Chili4Charity Cook off. This year 5 branches participated, making in some cases several different home-made chili recipes which we sold in-store to raise funds for the Coldest Night of The Year Fundraiser.  Each Branch also submits their best Chili to be tested by our panel of judges to crown the best Chili Chef in the company. For the second year running Ian M from the Dundas Branch takes the crown! Check out live tastings and the final judging in the video section on our Facebook page facebook.com/turkstralumberco.

Coldest Night of the Year

CNOY is a Canada wide fundraising walk that supports various local charity partners across the country. Turkstra Lumber is proud to be participating for our third year in a row and proud to be a leader in our category all across Canada thanks to the efforts of our staff and their families. Each of our 11 locations enter a team and will be walking in the cold for 5-10km on Feb 23rd 2019 to raise awareness and support for their local communities.


The Turkstra Lumber Like-A-Thon is a unique online fundraising campaign in which Turkstra Lumber donates $1 for every new Facebook or Instagram like to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton. Turkstra Lumber as well as our partners such as Owens Corning and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats donated amazing prize packs that were given away during our biggest live stream of the year. Winners were announced every 5 minutes as the prizes got bigger and better.  This was our first official Like-A-Thon Campaign but due to its success, it surely won’t be the last!

Charity BBQ

Turkstra Lumber continues its Charity BBQ tradition! From May-September, Each Turkstra Lumber Location hosts a Charity BBQ Every Friday! That is 176 Charity BBQs, with 100% of all proceeds going directly to local charities. Thank you again and again for your support. We will see you next summer for more Charity BBQ’s!

Miracle Plane Pull

Turkstra Lumber has hopped aboard for the 7th Annual Miracle Plane Pull in support of McMaster Childrens Hospital. Thank you to our staff volunteers from all across the company, as well as all of our supporters and anyone who came to enjoy the festivities on June 23rd.

Special Charity BBQ in support of The Gadoury Family

In June of 2019 we tragically and suddenly lost a member of our team, Donald Gadoury. Donald was loving father and husband and a good friend to many of us at Turkstra Lumber. We are very proud of our 11 locations for coming together and supporting The Gadoury Family in their time of need. Special thanks to our charity partners who still came out to volunteer for our BBQs. We also have to thank our customers who came out in record numbers to support this very special fundraiser. Donald was a long time team member and will be deeply missed.

Stoney Creek Food Drive

For many years, volunteers from our Stoney Creek branch have been volunteering for the Annual Hamilton/Stoney Creek Volunteer Firefighter Food Drive. Teams meet at Stoney Creek Fire Station 16 and will be going door-to-door with Firefighters and Police volunteers collecting non-perishable food items. This is a great way for your kids to get their High School volunteer hours and it directly impacts people in your community! Sat November 16, 8:30am-2:00pm.