Posted by David Andrews on Oct 01, 2020

Once again this year, as has been the tradition for over 38 years, the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood is selling Heritage Holiday Cakes and Smoked Hams (again, this year from Brandt Meats) for Rotary projects, it was announced, today, by Ted Morrison, Past President of the Rotary Club and Chairman of the fundraising event.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood supports many community services such as Lakeridge Health – Oshawa, the Colonel R. S McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre, Senior Citizens, challenged adults, the Kids Safety Village of Durham Region, Participation House, Grandview Children’s Centre, YMCA, Simcoe Hall Settlement House, Feed The Need Durham, the Back Street Mission, Mary Street School, Ontario Tech University and Durham College and many other services, here in the Durham Region and throughout the world, like the eradication of Polio, worldwide.

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“The Heritage Holiday Cake is a 2 pound 8 ounce fruit cake, and is packaged in a gold and red box. Reasonably priced at $25.00 each, it makes for a very affordable Christmas gift. The all-butter fruit cakes with brandy extract make a perfect end to a traditional festive dinner or make an elegant gift idea for your family, friends and corporate clients. Many people tend to think of fruit cakes as a treat to be served at Christmas only but we are pleased to say that they make great gifts all year round ,” Mr. Morrison said.   

“This year, we have available, 2 kg Smoked Black Forest Style Hams from Brandt Meats, delivered in a Brandt bag. They are lean hams, mildly cured, delicately smoked and cooked and can be enjoyed oven baked, sliced for sandwiches or cubed in a salad. The purchase price for 2 kg Brandt Black Forest Ham is a real bargain at $30.00”, he added.

“At this time, we do not anticipate any problems with ham supply and will do our very best to get the hams to you, this year. But in the event that a COVID-19 incident occurs at our supplier, we will be unable to fill the ham orders. We hope everyone understands,” Mr. Morrison said.

“We have seen a significant increased demand from the business community in Oshawa, over the last few years. We thank them very much. Many corporations and companies are changing their gift giving to those that the whole family can appreciate. Businesses and organizations want to treat their employees and their customers in a manner which better reflects their company’s values. And that is why the Holiday Cakes and Hams have become very popular Holiday gifts for your family, friends, neighbours, employees, coworkers, or even your favourite customers,” Mr. Morrison remarked.

“In past years, we have seen businesses and companies in Oshawa and the surrounding area, switch their gift giving entirely to the Cakes and Hams for their employees and their valued customers. This year will be no exception,” he added.

Orders may be placed with Rotarian Ted Morrison by calling 905-623-3810 before November 15. You may also email your order to him at


Orders may be placed with Rotarian David Andrews by calling 905-576-0187 before November 15. You may also email your order to him at

The Cakes and Hams will be available sometime in the first week of December, just in time for the gift giving season.


Rotary brings together a global network of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members from 200 countries and geographical regions. Their work impacts lives both at the local and international levels, from helping families in need, right here in Oshawa, to working toward a polio-free world.

Rotarians are neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.  With differing occupations, cultures, and countries, Rotarians are given a unique perspective. Their shared passion for service helps Rotarians accomplish the remarkable.

The Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood has been serving the Durham Region for over 43 years through various fund raising endeavors. If you would like to learn more about Rotary or become a member, please get in touch with Rotary Club Past President Lennis Trotter at


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