Community Fund for Canada's 150th

As a part of encouraging as much participation as possible in celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary this year, a partnership of the Government of Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, and local community foundations like our across the country came together to produce The Community Fund for Canada's 150th.

CFC150 Fund wordmark updated

In addition to presenting more than $114,000 in community grants, scholarships and bursaries at our annual "Take It For Granted" Awards Event held at Selby Hall on the evening of June 27th, we also enjoyed awarding $25,000 in grants from the Canada 150 Fund to four qualifying Lennox and Addington organizations.

In the photos at right, awards are presented by our president Tim Reynolds, and Valerie Watts, constituency manager to member of parliament, Mike Bossio.

Corporation of Loyalist Township
Project: Bath Canada Day Granted $5,000

Ben Hagerman, Community Development Officer for the Township of Loyalist receives $5,000 toward the costs of operating the municipality’s widely renowned and popular Bath Canada Day celebrations held in the Village of Bath, July 1, 2017. The Annual Bath Canada Day Celebration has been a staple in Loyalist Township and South Eastern Ontario for over 30 years. If you missed it this year, be sure to watch for the 2018 program announcements on the Township's web page.

Bath Canada Day

Cloyne and District Historical Society
Project: Benny's Lake Park Project Granted $4,000

Margaret Axford of the Cloyne and District Historical Society and representative of the Benny's Lake Park Restoration Project team accepts $4,000 in support of restoration of Benny's Park in the village of Clyne, Ontario. On Aug. 2, 2002 a microburst (very severe storm) tore through downtown Cloyne, destroying a grove of 200-year-old white pines. The public space is now renewed as a joint project of the Township of North Frontenac, the Land O’Lakes Garden Club, Mazinaw-Lanark Forest Inc. and the Cloyne and District Historical Society. Key restoration features include a 5-foot-wide, 600-foot stone dust pathway built with accessibility standards in mind; and the planting of lots of new pines.

Bennys Park Project

Napanee District Secondary School
Project: Encircling Indigenous Culture - Honouring the Land Granted $6,000

Karen Randall Blancher, teacher of History/Indigenous Studies at Napanee District Secondary School holds a giant cheque representing $6,000 contribution to help finance the school’s Encircling Indigenous Culture - Honouring The Land project. The project enacts the Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and honours the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe land on which the school stands. Students worked with native artists to produce stunning murals and other permanent display art pieces inspired by indigenous oral history and stories. The project enhances learning about and understanding of the history, culture and ways of the original nations and their impact on Canada’s development.

Encircling Indigenous Culture

The Fairfield-Gutzeit Society
Project: RENDEZ-VOUS 2017 Bath Tall Ships Festival Granted $10,000

Amanda Fasken, Member of the Fairfield Gutzeit Society (Bath, Ontario) is presented $10,000 to help with the production of the RENDEZ-VOUS 2017 - Tall Ships Festival, July 8 through 10, 2017. The festival highlighted Canada’s naval heritage with visitation by a fleet of 8 tall ships, re-eneactments/demonstrations of military and civil sea life during the periods of the American Revolution and the War of 1812, ship-board tours and a host of associated activities.

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