Learn why Upright Doors is committed to community involvement in this article.
Upright Door Service Inc is a family owned and operated business serving Uxbridge, Ontario. Owner Alan Fortnum lives in town. He hikes and cycles on the beautiful trails in the community and the surrounding area. Alan fosters social and economic relationships within the area. Because of his personal involvement within the community, he strives to provide the best service possible to his customers.
We believe strong, vibrant communities develop when consumers buy locally, and that the local economy depends on it. Parks, financing roads, public schools and walkways, as well as youth sports leagues all benefit as local businesses pay taxes that go to their city and local government. Supporting local businesses who are dedicated to contributing to their communities helps those same businesses continue to support the various programs and organizations for our children and youth in Uxbridge, Ontario.
Upright Doors’ Sponsorships
We are proud to sponsor two of Uxbridge’s athletic clubs, the Uxbridge Soccer Club and the Uxbridge Swim Club.
The Uxbridge Soccer Club is a non-profit organization that services over 60 teams a season and directly reaches 4,500 citizens in the community, and is the largest soccer organization in north Durham Region. Their mission is to aid in the development of resourceful and responsible members of their community.
Uxbridge Swim Club was founded in 1986 by a group of parents, whose focus is on developing athletes as well as leaders through competitive swimming.
Upright Doors Supports Community Events
Fundraising Events – Upright Doors and owner Alan Fortnum, are dedicated to contributing to local causes and keeping dollars in Uxbridge’s local economy. In doing so, its aim is to enrich the whole community in which it operates, socializes, and networks with.
Over the years, Alan has joined local leaders, town councilors, and other volunteer community members to take part in fundraising events. McHappy Day in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham and the Elgin Pond Plunge in support of United Way are two examples.
On May 6, 2014 local leaders, town councilors, Durham Regional Police Service, along with many others volunteered their time. They donned the cheerful yellow McHappy Day aprons at both the Port Perry and Uxbridge locations. Their work that day went to support Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham, which has such an incredible impact on the children and youth of Durham Region. Alan joined in with many other eager volunteers at the Uxbridge location. $10,424.00 was raised between the two locations, which was ear-marked for their Mentoring Programs. What a thrill!
Elgin Pond Plunge:
Alan was among a brave group of 25 who participated in the first annual Uxbridge Polar Plunge on Jan 1, 2013. Approximately $8,500 was raised and passed along to the Durham United Way. The funds were invested into charities such as Community Care, Community Living, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Precious Minds, in the Uxbridge Community. In January 2014 Alan returned, this time bringing with him 7 other people representing Upright Doors. They and the rest of the Polar Plunge participants (12 in all) raised approximately $7,000 for the United Way.
Events: Uxbridge Fall Fair – Upright Doors supports this three day fair which promotes awareness of the significance of the future of agriculture, encourages sustainability in the community and the world, and celebrates rural life. September 2014 marked the 150th anniversary of the much anticipated fair. Talents and products are showcased in the various agricultural, animal and home-craft exhibits, and the community is brought together to enjoy the family friendly shows and events such as the tractor pull, demolition derby, and the midway.
Networking Groups and Local Associations
Alan is a member of the Uxbridge & Area Networking Group and the Uxbridge Chamber of Commerce. Uxbridge & Area Networking members are home-based and small business owners who meet regularly to build a network of business connections. Sharing ideas, knowledge and experience allows us to help each other succeed in business endeavors.