Blue Mountain Village Foundation doles out the money

The Blue Mountain Village Foundation is pleased to announce funding of $34,910 to the following organizations and their programs. The grant presentation will be held on Thursday, December 14th at 12 Noon at the Don Braden Memorial sculpture located in the Blue Mountain Village.

The grant recipients include:

$10,000 – Hospice Georgian Triangle

This significant gift from the Blue Mountain Village Foundation will assist Hospice Georgian Triangle (HGT) with the expansion costs of Campbell House, our safe and comforting Home. This will enable HGT to help more people in our community who need us. Thank you from all of us at HGT. – Kelly Borg, Executive Director

$2,600 – Home Horizon Georgian Triangle Residential Services – Barbara Weider House

This funding will give this population in the community an opportunity for peer support, learning and practice to a group of participants to add mechanisms to their skill box, strengthen their abilities and share with other people in the community. This opportunity also creates a social environment for this population to create new friendships and supports. Thank you for this opportunity. – Doris Sensenberger, Executive Director

$5,000 – Georgian Bay Community School –‘Backpacks for Learning’

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Blue Mountain Village Foundation for their commitment to the GBCS Backpacks for Learning Program and to the students in our community.  This grant will enable us to support students facing socio-economic and food security issues in a real and genuine way that communicates our belief in their potential when supports are put in place to help them succeed. – Amy Teed Acres – Teacher/Program organizer – Georgian Bay Community School

 $1,450 – Free Spirit Gardens

Free Spirit Gardens is honoured to receive a grant from the BMVF. We will use these funds to help complete the building of the Thornbury Community Gardens in the spring which will, in turn, give Thornbury residents the chance to grow their own food – maybe for the first time!  Thank you so much! – Kimberly Edwards

 $2,500 – Georgian Bay Community School Baseball program – The funds will directly support the initiative to create a baseball program that will assist numerous young athletes to continue their passion and drive in sport.” Justin Aubin, Community Baseball Coach

$5,000 – Craigleith Heritage Depot  – The Virtual Film Project for the Mary Ward and the Path to the Village of the Souls will bring together the museum collection with these iconic local landmarks and allow for all to visit these unique and challenging to get to places. Andrea Wilson – Curator – Craigleith Heritage Depot

$2,000 – Events for Life Centre – The monies received will allow us to grow our participation numbers for our day program including extra outings!  We often do extra outings that are cost prohibitive for some and now we can include everyone! Thanks again!” – Catherine Butler

$6,360 – Collingwood Youth Centre – “Thanks to the BMVA donation the Collingwood Youth Centre is able to put in place a kids-feeding-kids program.  This program will provide culinary training to interested youth and stock our fridge with healthy snacks and meals for any youth showing up hungry.” – Geoff Jones – CYC manager

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