Contact Alix Mabee to volunteer
or to find out more:
or call (519) 853-9182.
See below for specific ways you can help.

SAVE THIS DATE – May 21, 2019

First day of the 8 week Land Planning Appeal Tribunal Hearing (formerly OMB), when a final decision will be made about the Hidden Quarry application.  This will mark 6+ years of CRC in perpetual motion!

Where is the proposed Hidden Quarry site?

Go to 6th Line Eramosa, NE corner on Hwy 7 between Rockwood and Acton.  There it is!  

James Dick Construction proposes to operate its Hidden Quarry in the heart of the Paris/Galt Moraine and next door to homes, commuter traffic, trucks and train routes.   

What is a Moraine?    Put simply, it is a natural formation of rock, sand and gravel.  It provides head water to river systems which provide your drinking water.  Moraines are also home to endangered and other valued species.  More about moraines on this website under Hidden Quarry Issue – Popular Science.  

How can you help?

Scan the jobs and schedule listed below.  Ask for more information.  Tell us what else you hope to do.   Every job matters.    Thank you!

Note:  If not you, then please make a referral.   Also note that certain jobs can be done in pairs or small groups with friends and family.

Volunteer student servers recruited by Lars – teacher, caterer and CRC member. Pictured at “Wingfield’s Progress” Gala Fund-Raiser, Acton Town Hall Centre.


Ways You Can Help

Just do it! No need to pre-arrange:
♥ Follow and retweet @CRC Rockwood
♥ Follow, like and share our Facebook page.
♥ Be a roaming photographer! Email your photos of volunteers and other Hidden Quarry-related scenes to crc@crcrockwood.org.

A)  Be a ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) Fund-Raiser.  Donate all or partial proceeds to the CRC:

CRC applauds the initiative of generous volunteers who donate, on their own time, through their own personal or business efforts.

For example, every summer a donation is given by Yoga in the Park, led by Acton’s Leanne Monaghan,  owner of Staying Alive Fitness.   As well,  Rockwood’s Carol Solomon runs her own bottle-drive, donating the proceeds to CRC.   Carol also goes door-to-door selling an impressive number of “Rockwood Proud” license plate frames.  Frame inventory was purchased by another generous CRC member, offering sale proceeds to the CRC.

Other ideas include selling on-line, one or several of your own gently used items using your local Facebook group.  Or, why not collect group donations from friends and neighbours at your next euchre game, street or dinner party?   What other bright DIY ideas do you have?

B)  Drive CRC’s Materials and Other Essentials:

  1. Transport 3D Model (3’x5′) to/fro 6th Line Nass.  Note covered vehicle space requirement.
  2. Transport tent, tables and marketing materials.
  3. Help set-up and strike our events.
  4. Walk event posters to retail stores, Rockwood/Acton.
  5. Manually address special but infrequent mailings for Canada Post delivery.  Occasional need for internet address search.  Work from the comfort of your home, day or evening.

NOTE: Jobs 1-4 above are essential to every booth and event year-round.  We need more people joining the back-up list to give us all flexibility with our time.   When we contact you with dates, you will let us know if you’re available.    

C)  Co-Host at one or more Booths (Schedule below):  

Co-Hosts Heather, Grant, Alix, Colin and Susan Strachan Johnson. Susan (left, centre) is an artist and creator of this fabulous 3D to scale model of the proposed HQ site.

♥ Be yourself.  Talk about what matters to you re HQ.
♥ Join CRC Directors at one or more booths.
♥ Chat with your community.  Meet new supporters, welcome donations.  Take photos, promote social media.
♥ Average a 2-3 hour shift, per event.
♥ Help set-up or at strike.
♥ Orientation is provided.  Co-Hosts stick together and help each other.



Contact Alix Mabee to volunteer
or to find out more:
or call (519) 853-9182.
2018/19 Schedule (Always in the works):
  1. February 17, 2018 –  Wingfield’s Progress Gala Fund-Raiser – Acton Town Hall Centre.
  2. March’18 – Local Water Matters – Green Party of Ontario, Guelph.
  3. March’18 – Our Greenbelt – Celebrating Wellington County.
  4. April 7’18 –  Post OMB Pre-Hearing Conference Drop-In – DJ’s Diner, Rockwood.
  5. April 18’18 – Nassagaweya Public Info Meeting –  Mohawk Racetrack, Campbellville.
  6. May 19’18 – Plant Sale Fund-Raiser –  Remax, Rockwood. 
  7. June 27’18 – Rockwood Farmers’ Market. 
  8. July 12’18 – Yoga in the Park, Prospect Park, Acton – Staying Alive Fitness. 
  9. August 12’18 – Acton Leathertown Fest.
  10. September 5’18 – Rockwood Farmers’ Market.
  11. September 9’18 – Eden Mills Writers’ Fest.
  12. September 25’18 – Knock ‘n Drop – The Bit, Rockwood.
  13. October 23’18 – Community Meeting, Eden Mills Hall.  Big fund-raiser.  Thank you!
  14. November 15, 2018 – First of many ‘Campaign Groundswell’ strategy meeting dates.  Join in, voice your opinion.  Take action to energize a groundswell of people throughout the community, across Ontario and even Canada.    
  15. November 24’18 – Outdoor Christmas Market Fund-Raiser.  
  16. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – “Live Green” – hosted by WasteWise.  6:30-9:30pm, Mold Masters Sport Plex, Georgetown.
  17. Monday, May 6, 2019 – Blue Springs Golf Tournament Fund-Raiser.   Help promote!  Go to EVENTS tab on this site for details and ticket sales. 
  18. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – First day of Tribunal (LPAT) Hearing – GET office on Wellington Road at 10am sharp.  Hearing could last 8 weeks to finally decide on the Hidden Quarry application!   Be there if you can!   This is it!

STUDENT CARROT!  CRC volunteering can qualify as a needed credit for secondary and post-secondary students.

D) Write a Letter, Take Action with the CRC:

Find out about CRC’s ‘Campaign Groundswell’.   Add your voice, join the action.

E)  Be a Project Organizer/Leader/Captain:  

CRC’s dedicated Board and other leaders welcome your help organizing booths, fund-raising, recruiting and celebrating volunteers,  writing etc.  Your fresh energy helps others take a short ‘time-out’.      

F)  Be a Back-up Board Minutes Recorder:

Join CRC Directors to record and prepare Board meeting minutes when our Recorder, Ted Reeves, is unavailable.  Ted is highly dependable; CRC is fortunate.  But on occasion, his career gets in the way!   Board Meetings are held 7-9 pm, mostly on Wednesdays in Rockwood.  The role keeps you in the know!