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Seniors Centre gets $

Mayor Rob MacDougall and Councillor Russ Gingrich were on hand to present Seniors Centre volunteers with a cheque for $2,500.

  • Jan. 14, 2012 4:00 p.m.

Mayor Rob MacDougall and Councillor Russ Gingrich were on hand to present  Seniors Centre volunteers with a cheque for $2,500 to alleviate their funding woes.

Mayor Rob MacDougall said he was happy to assist people who have been pillars of the community for so long.

The Centre applied for a grant last year after growing short of funds.

Hopefully this won’t be the last, Mayor MacDougall told Marilyn Goldsmith as he handed her the cheque.

The Mayor and council hope to continue support for the Senior’s Centre.

Goldsmith was happy to receive the check and excited to put the money to good use. They’re already in the planning process.

“We’re going to have a consultation meeting with Emily (Colombo, local Economic Development Officer),  (Councillor) Russ Gingrich and the directors,” said Goldsmith.

With all the planning still going on, and everything up in the air, Goldsmith prefers to play her cards close.

“We have some thoughts,” Goldsmith said, “but I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag.”

Last November’s AGM gave the Seniors Centre the chance to put to rest the issues of the past year and gear up for a new year to come.

A new President and Vice-President, along with two new directors, were elected to helm the Centre for this year.

They were also able to plan their Christmas potluck, which went off well.

For the new year they are in the process of checking financial costs and gathering recipes for a cookbook to raise funds.

For those of you interested in the Seniors Centre, but who just haven’t decided one way or another, they are having a membership drive this January and February, so now’s the time to ask questions.


By Jonas Gagnon

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