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Temiskaming Thunder Sponsors

Our program is backed by generous donations from various local businesses in our area. Thanks to their willingness to give back to their communities, we are able to fund this program and support youth in Northern Ontario to develop their skills and passion for the sport of basketball. Their commitment to giving back to their communities has made it possible for us to provide additional opportunities for young athletes can develop their skills and thrive in the sport they love.


Our Founding Partners


The 100 Women Who Care - Temiskaming Shores & More is a powerful network of women who come together to support local causes and create a positive impact. Every quarter, their members meet at either the Haileybury or New Liskeard golf club to choose one of three causes from our members' submissions for support. Just drop us a direct message or email, and we'll provide you with all the details you need to become a member of 100 Women Who Care in Temiskaming.


In 2006, Linda Miller and her daughter Jada founded Miller Realty Group, an independent real estate agency. This family-owned and women-led business consists of a team of dedicated local female real estate agents (Shelly Zubyck, Laurie Christo and Jocelyn Baruque).  All their agents have deep roots in Northern Ontario, having been raised here. This gives them unparalleled knowledge and extensive reach throughout Temiskaming Shores and the surrounding areas. Their active involvement in the community since the 1970s has allowed us to establish a robust brand presence that attracts both potential buyers and sellers. Their core values revolve around professional excellence, high ethical standards, hard work, and, most importantly, confidentiality, given the nature of conducting business within a close-knit community.


In 2012, the Van Iperen family made a significant transition, relocating from Woodstock, Ontario, to establish themselves on a dairy and cash crop farm just outside of Englehart. While their transition to the lifestyle of living in a small Northern Ontario community was a major change, their love for basketball remained a constant thread in their lives. Among the family members, Lex (Englehart High School Alumni), excelled on the court, serving as a center for two varsity men's basketball programs at Laurentian University and Fanshawe College. His success on the court was made possible by his father's encouragement for him to pursue his athletic aspirations. Upon graduating with a Diploma in Business, Coach Lex returned to his family farm in Northern Ontario, driven by his unwavering passion for basketball. His commitment to the sport transformed him into a dedicated coach, focused on mentoring and training young, aspiring athletes in the Northern Ontario region as a coach with the Temiskaming Thunder! This generous donation comes from the heart of the Van Iperen Family Farm, with the support and gratitude of Cor, Lex, and Stef.


The board of the Temiskaming Dairy Producer Committee is made up of a diverse group of local farmers from our region. Their NPO is affiliated with the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO), the marketing board representing the largest sector of Ontario agriculture. Our overarching mission is to lead and excel in the production and marketing of Canadian milk, contributing to the growth and profitability of the dynamic dairy industry. One of the ways they actively fulfill their mission is through the "MilkUp" program. This initiative enables them to give back to our communities, particularly focusing on providing opportunities for the children residing in Temiskaming Shores and the surrounding areas. Through these efforts, they aim to enrich the lives of local youngsters and foster a thriving community.

Club Platinum  Sponsors


In July 2016, One Foot Forward was founded by John and Shelly Zubyck in memory of their son Greyson. A way to honour and remember their beautiful little boy while giving to the community in the form of a memorial fund that supports organizations promoting children’s sports and active living in our community. This fund, now known as the Gordon and Greyson Zubyck Memorial Fund. To carry on the legacy to remember and honor the incredible individuals Gordon and Greyson Zubyck.

Club Gold  Sponsors


Agnico Eagle Mines Limited is a Canadian-based gold producer operating in Canada, Finland, Australia, and Mexico, with ongoing exploration and development endeavors reaching into the United States. After successfully merging with Kirkland Lake Gold in February 2022, Agnico Eagle has expanded its influence. Committed to supporting the communities where they operate and creating opportunities for both residents and the families of their workers,


For over six decades, Pedersen Construction (2013) Inc., based in New Liskeard, has been providing superior construction, excavation, and concrete services throughout Northeastern Ontario. Today, the company continues to thrive under the leadership of the four brothers, and during peak construction periods, it employs a dedicated workforce of 100-150 skilled professionals.


Since 2004, Earlton TIMBER MART has proudly served its local community. As a family-owned and operated business, they prioritize quality products, expert advice, and exceptional customer service. They also have a strong tradition of supporting local causes, sports teams, foundations, and service clubs giving back to the communities they operate in. At Earlton TIMBER MART, their commitment is unwavering, both to their customers and their community


Insulcana Contracting Ltd. boasts four decades of experience as a trusted mechanical insulation contractor serving industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors. They consistently deliver top-quality workmanship, offering services for heat retention, condensation prevention, sound attenuation, and thermal control to ensure peak performance for their valued clients. Insulcana looks to support community projects benefiting local areas and their employees' families.


In September 1989, the North Cobalt Flea Market, located in Cobalt, Northern Ontario, opened its doors becoming a staple business for many locals. This general store offers discounts on tools, hardware, fishing gear, army surplus items, crafts, fabric, home decor, toys, and more. Visitors from all over are drawn to the market for its wide-ranging deals, making each visit a surprise.

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Established in 1994 in New Liskeard, Ontario, The Temiskaming Foundation serves the Tri-Town area by supporting social services, promoting arts and cultural activities, advancing education, providing medical services, encouraging physical fitness and amateur sports, and supporting other charitable community activities. Its creation allows residents to contribute with confidence, knowing their donations will be directed where they are most needed.

Club Silver Sponsors

Pioneer Diesel, established in 1976 in New Liskeard, Ontario, has been a trusted provider of truck and trailer parts, heavy machinery support, and top-notch service. This family-owned business, led by Ron Bumstead. Over the years, Pioneer Diesel has built strong connections and a reputation for precision and reliability in the industry. With a skilled team dedicated to maintaining vehicles and heavy machinery, they remain an essential asset to New Liskeard and the surrounding areas, continuing their legacy of excellence in Northern Ontario.

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Lions Clubs International is a global community of 1.4 million dedicated members committed to serving their communities and making a positive impact on the world. On May 22, 1980, 34 individuals convened in the basement of Charlton Catholic Church with a shared vision: to establish a new Lions Club that would serve the residents of Englehart and Charlton.

Club Bronze Sponsors


Personal Donation
Lynda Perlick

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"We are happy knowing that our donation of $14,050 to the Temiskaming Thunder Basketball Program will help our community provide yet another healthy, active option for our youth!"

Laurie Wilson,

Chair of 100 Women Who Care Temiskaming & Areas

Thank you to our Local Community Partners


Thank you to our Sponsors

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