News Release

November 8, 2023

$37,330 Raised for Kids to Dream Big, Dream Brighter

Amount Brings Two Year Fundraising Total to More Than $69,950

AJAX, ON — November 8, 2023 – Elexicon Energy (Elexicon) and Grandview Kids Foundation are pleased to announce their second Dream Big, Dream Brighter fundraising event raised $37,330. The proceeds will ensure Grandview Kids Foundation can continue to help thousands of children and youth live life at their full potential right here in Durham Region.

The fundraising event, held at Royal Ashburn Golf Club in Whitby, was the second of a multi-year partnership between Elexicon and Grandview Kids Foundation. The evening included special guest speaker Mike Shoreman, a mental health support advocate, best-selling author, endurance athlete and the subject of the recently released award-winning documentary, When Hope Breaks Through, by filmmaker Matthew Wagner.

The culmination of the evening was the presentation of the Elexicon Energy Spirit of Grandview Kids Awards to Andrew Neufeld and Amanda Power. Andrew and Amanda were selected from a group of nominees for their values, perseverance to achieve their goals, and drive to make the future a brighter and better place.

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“We have been, and will forever be, committed to supporting the most vulnerable in our communities and the vital agencies that serve and support them, like Grandview Kids,” said Indrani Butany, President and CEO of Elexicon Energy. “This year’s award recipients, Andrew and Amanda, are demonstrating what it means to dream big and dream bright. They embody Elexicon Energy’s spirit of making a difference, Grandview Kids’ values, and are shining examples of how we should all live life at our full potential.”

“Grandview Kids Foundation is driven to raise the funds needed to support the programs and services offered at Grandview Kids. We are continually inspired by our communities’ compassion, and Elexicon Energy has played a crucial role in our mission. We are eternally grateful for Elexicon, and their passion to recognize and uplift the amazing clients and graduates of Grandview Kids,” Brigitte Tschinkel, Executive Director of Grandview Kids Foundation remarks. “This evening was brought together by an outstanding set of volunteers and staff members, as well as our charitable sponsors. We send our deep appreciation to each individual and corporation who made this event happen. I am honoured to have witnessed our beloved winners, Andrew and Amanda, accept this year’s Elexicon Energy Spirit of Grandview Kids awards. They are the perfect example of what it means to have the Grandview Kids “Sparkle” that we adore. We believe in your future, Andrew and Amanda, and it will be so bright.”



About Elexicon Energy
Elexicon Energy powers life’s most meaningful moments. As the fourth largest municipally owned electricity distributor in Ontario, our vision is to empower the communities we serve and help customers seize opportunities to ignite a better future. We provide more than 177,000 residential and business customers with reliable and affordable energy services. Elexicon Energy is owned by five municipalities: the City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the Town of Whitby, the City of Belleville and the Municipality of Clarington. Learn more at and follow us on X and LinkedIn.

About Grandview Kids Foundation
Established in 1995, Grandview Kids Foundation raises funds to advance and support the specialized programs and rehabilitation services delivered by Grandview Kids. Through its annual giving program, its Believe Campaign, and the generosity of its donors, the Foundation is supporting the building of the “new Grandview Kids” and demonstrating a commitment to every child and youth in living life at their full potential. Learn more at and follow us on X, Facebook and Instagram.

Media Contacts
Jodi MacLean
Manager, Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs – Elexicon Energy
P: 289-387-1469 | E:

Kelsey Cluett
Communications and Digital Marketing Coordinator – Grandview Kids Foundation
P: 905-924-5587 | E: