Join a committee in Aylmer
A community is nothing without dedicated volunteers who participate on our local committees, and the Town of Aylmer offers a variety of opportunities to get involved.
Aylmer & District Horticultural Society is open to all gardeners who enjoy sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge of gardening. Society activities include regular meetings featuring speakers, community garden projects, plant sales, exchanges and auctions, field trips, garden tours and floral competitions.
Meetings are held at Branch #81 Aylmer Royal Canadian Legion 221 John Street North, Aylmer on the first Wednesday of each month, September through June at 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Laurie Reid 519-773-2944
The Aylmer Heritage Committee undertakes educational activities to increase public knowledge and appreciation of the benefits of heritage conservation. The Committee advises Council on current heritage legislation and assists Council in the preparation of municipal legislation to conserve properties of cultural heritage value, or interest, and advises on issues relating to the conservation of heritage architecture and items of historical significance. The Committee establishes the criteria for the evaluation of properties of cultural heritage value or interest, and maintains a list of properties and areas of cultural heritage value or interest.
Aylmer Optimist Club Inc. supports the Youth of Aylmer and East Elgin, and helps to give Junior Achievers the opportunity to succeed. The volunteers develop optimism as a philosophy of life utilizing the tenets of the Optimist Creed: to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for the law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.
The Aylmer Optimist Club Inc. is a service club of Aylmer.
30 Queen Street South
Aylmer West, ON N5H 1Z3
The Corner Cupboard provides community assistance to residents requiring support in Aylmer and East Elgin.
29 John Street North
Aylmer, ON N5H 2A7
The mandate of the Heritage Tree Committee is to promote an appreciation and awareness of the great range of interesting trees in Elgin County. Three pamphlets, with colourful maps detailing locations of the trees, have been created to help the public find and view the labelled trees. Phase I, St. Thomas where approximately 100 trees have been labelled. Phase II, West Elgin, has one hundred and forty-two trees labelled, while East Elgin has approximately one hundred and sixty-five trees labelled.
Volunteers scour Elgin County to identify and label some of the largest, oldest, tallest and rarest native and exotic tree species growing in Elgin County, providing an insight into the variety and richness of the remaining woodlands, hedgerows, parks, cemeteries and gardens of the county.
The Heritage Tree Committee is a committee of St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club Inc.
P.O. Box 23009
St. Thomas ON N5R 6A3
Chairman – Frank Lattanzio
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The mission of the Aylmer Area Community Foundation is to help improve the quality of life in the Aylmer area. To that end, the Foundation builds and manages a perpetual fund. Income from this fund is distributed in grants to organizations that provide a wide range of outreach.
Aylmer Area Community Foundation pools charitable gifts in a capital fund to create a lasting legacy for the future of our community. The Foundation reaches out to people of all ages from the Town of Aylmer, Township of Malahide and the Municipality of Bayham. Through the generosity of many donors, both large and small, the Foundation continues to grow. Your individual gift is never spent or ‘used up.’ Its purchasing power is preserved along with other donor gifts through an invested capital fund. Donations are retained as capital in perpetuity. The interest generated by the fund is used to provide grants to enhance the quality of life in Aylmer and surrounding area. The mission of the Aylmer Area Community Foundation is to distribute grants to organizations which provide a wide range of cultural, educational, health, environmental, recreational, heritage and community services.
51 Talbot Street East,
Aylmer, Ontario, Canada N5H 1H3
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The Aylmer Fair Board is a non-profit society established through the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS). The Fair Board has a Board of Directors and many volunteers in our Aylmer area. They have several annual events such as musical festivals, tractor and truck pulls, and the fair.
139 Pine St E
P.O Box 192
Aylmer ON N5H 2R9
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Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. Our 1.35 million members – who perform community service in 207 countries and geographic areas – are different in many ways, but share a core belief: community is what we make it.
When you join Aylmer Lioness, you join a global service network. So, at the same time you’re doing local community service, you can also contribute to Lioness volunteer efforts around the world.
The Aylmer Lioness is a service club of Aylmer.
Lioness Secretary – Helen Hall 519-773-5939
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility, and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the enhancement of green spaces in communities.
Aylmer has won Provincial, National, and International awards with Communities in Bloom. When the Town has been in the competitive categories, evaluations were based on:
- Environmental Action
- Heritage Conservation
- Urban Forestry
- Landscape, Turf and Groundcovers
- Floral Displays
- Community Involvement
In 2019, Aylmer placed in the Circle of Excellence (non-evaluated) in the Communities in Bloom competition.
The Kinsmen Club of Aylmer performs a wide variety of local fundraising and service projects. The club assesses the community’s greatest need to determine what projects to undertake and how to distribute funds raised within its local community. The Kinsmen Club hosts and sponsors events in Aylmer such as the Santa Claus Parade, Canada Day Fireworks and the Kinsmen 1000K Journey.