The Foundation strives to spread Canada’s warm and welcoming East Coast culture and spirit through The Rockin’ Big Give fundraiser in support of a different Newfoundland and Labrador charity each year.



OUR board



The Smiling Land Foundation Board

Paul Sparkes - Chairman

Chris Henley - Vice-Chair

Seamus O'Regan

June Perry

Jen Power

Heather Tulk

The Smiling Land Foundation Board Advisory Committee

Alan Doyle

Allan Hawco

Glenn Stanford

Tim Powers



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Our sponsors are so important and we accomplish a lot together. 

Our Sponsors

Our past sponsors include:

Rockin' Big Give 2015

We need your help. Please consider 

making a donation now in support of those who need us the most. 


Smiling Land Foundation relies on generous donations of all sizes. 



When sun rays crown thy pine clad hills,
And summer spreads her hand,
When silvern voices tune thy rills,
We love thee, smiling land.

The Smiling Land Foundation is a national registered charity and consists of ordinary people with extraordinary plans and the hearts to match. The Board of Directors are proud Newfoundland and Labradorians who have come together to spread joy to the province they love, most of whom reside in other parts of Canada. The Foundation strives to spread Canada’s warm and welcoming East Coast culture and spirit through the Rockin’ Big Give fundraiser, held in Toronto and St. John's, in support of charities in Newfoundland and Labrador. This one-of-a-kind party caters to an adult audience looking for a uniquely east coast cultural celebration while contributing to a worthwhile cause..


Since it's inception in 2008, the Smiling Land Foundation has contributed funds to charities "back home" in Newfoundland and Labrador. To date, the foundation has donated in excess of $1.5 million supporting Daffodil Place, Ronald McDonald House, Vera Perlin Society, Boys and Girls Clubs of St. John’sYoung Parents Association, Rainbow Riders, Special Olympics, Health Care Foundation, the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and the Home from the Sea Sealers Memorial in Elliston. 


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If you have any questions about the Foundation, please feel free to contact us: 

Jamie Barr
T: 416.949.3099
email: smilinglandfoundation@gmail.com

Our Mailing Address is: 
165 Avenue Road, Suite 301
Toronto, ON M5R 3S4