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Royal Reach 2024: A fun-filled evening of celebration highlighting the importance of mental health for children and youth

SOLD OUT event in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington

Cutten Fields is the place to be on Saturday, June 1st!

2024 marks the third year that Royal Reach will be holding a huge fundraising celebration in support of a local charity. In just two years they have raised an incredible amount—over $90,000!

The goal this year is to help ensure children and youth continue to have access to the excellent resources available through the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington at the new Children and Youth Services building and home of the Grove Youth Wellness Hub at 737 Woolwich in Guelph. The event will be presented by Coldwell Banker Neumann Real Estate.


The CMHA Waterloo Wellington provides care for people with addictions, mental health or developmental needs. They help all ages, offering services for children, youth, adults and seniors, with the aim of helping individuals and families lead lives that are filled with meaning and promise.

“We are so excited and grateful to be able to open our doors to support the wellness of children, youth, and their families in Guelph Wellington,” says Helen Fishburn, CEO, CMHW Waterloo Wellington. “We have created this new building, in generous partnership with Vesterra and many others in our community, to be a place of care and hope for young people who are struggling.”


“We are fortunate to be able to open our doors because of this financial support, however, there continues to be a significant gap in meeting our community’s needs due to an increased demand and complexity of concerns. Events like Royal Reach allow us to increase our ‘reach’ so we can provide more timely service for children and their families, as well as purchase equipment, supplies, and therapeutic toys for our programming in our beautiful new space. Thank you!”

The children’s services team at CMHA Waterloo Wellington provides numerous supports and care options that can change the lives of children, youth and their caregivers. These include:

  • counselling and treatment 0-18
  • child psychiatry
  • crisis
  • youth outreach
  • intensive service coordination
  • behaviour therapy
  • mental health consultation in childcare, infant and child development
  • family support options

A walk-in service for children and youth 6-18 years is available every Tuesday afternoon.

“Early identification of mental health concerns, easy and seamless access to support, and building resiliency is essential and leads to better outcomes for our children, youth, and their families, so they can cope better, and then thrive during their adult years,” says Krista Sibbilin, Director of Children’s Services, CMHA Waterloo Wellington. “Your donation to Royal Reach in support of CMHA Waterloo Wellington contributes to the growth and resiliency for our community.”


Royal Reach

Royal Reach was founded in 2022 by Christina FitzGibbon and Morgan Dundas as a way to give back to the local community. By creating a platform that encourages and facilitates next-generation philanthropy, the pair hoped to target a younger demographic than is traditionally seen on the charity circuit—the up-and-coming generation of leaders in the Guelph community.

Every year a new local charity is chosen to feature, to help spread support among the many hardworking organizations here in Guelph. The event brings awareness, new volunteers and financial support to a well-deserving cause. At this year’s event the Royal Reach community will be choosing to support one of the following charities to be the recipient for the 2025 event: Kids Ability, Hospice Wellington and Art Not Shame.

“The buzz in the room the last two years was electrifying and it’s so much fun to bring the community together for a great cause!” says Morgan Dundas, Co-Founder. “We are fortunate to have many returning sponsors and excited to have many new sponsors as well! This year we will be elevating partying with purpose at our already sold out event! It’s going to be a great night.” 

“I had the opportunity to tour the new building and see and hear firsthand about the growing needs that CMHA Waterloo Wellington has in our community. The programs and supports they offer are essential for our youth. We hold CMHA in the highest regard as we have been impacted personally by the great work they do, and it’s only the beginning,” says Christina FitzGibbon, Co-Founder. “Please reach out and see how you can support! Volunteer time, offer services in kind, we all can lend a hand and help.” 

For their 2025 event Dundas and FitzGibbon have already had many amazing charities reach out to be on the short list for selection. Says FitzGibbon, “Because our charity recipient is chosen by Royal Reach attendees, we encourage the community to put forth their favorite charities. We have so much need in Guelph we would love to try and reach everyone!” 

All proceeds from the event go directly towards helping our community’s youth. To learn how you can donate or become a sponsor, visit the donations page of the Royal Reach website.


Royal Reach would not be possible without the amazing local sponsors. Below is a list of our 2024 sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

Exclusive Sponsors:




In Kind Donations:

Special Thank you to our hardworking committee members:

Megan Brady, Christina Crowley-Arklie, Rachael Aiken, Sarah Belan, Christine Wilcox & Marc Koenig

CMHA Waterloo Wellington