Over $168,000 distributed during Fall 2016 Granting Ceremony
Representatives from local charities and non profits attended the Granting Ceremony at the Best Western Inn on the Bay, Owen Sound

Community Foundation Grey Bruce

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In July and August, Grant Co-ordinator Wendy Bachiu, along with Grant Committee Chair Dave Waddington and summer intern Nathan Buckton, travelled the highways and byways of Grey and Bruce Counties to visit projects that had recently received grants from the Foundation. On one trip, the group visited Reading Rescue in Holland Centre, CMHA Community Gardens in Markdale, South Grey Museum in Flesherton, Webwood Falls lookout in Grey Highlands and the Southgate Ruth Hargrave Memorial Library in Dundalk.
 
This library, which provides programming for the community of Southgate, is a lively and busy place. It was children’s story time when the Foundation group arrived. Librarian Jenna DeWitt pointed out other patrons who were reading books and newspapers or perusing the web on the library’s computers.
 
A grant was given to the Southgate Ruth Hargrave Memorial Library for purchase and installation of three iPad devices in the Children’s section, creation of a teen and adult summer reading club to engage these readers in the area, and funding for promotion and advertising to encourage community members from all walks of life to attend programs, free events, special workshops or classes (such as beginner Ukulele lessons for adults – doesn’t this sound like fun?).
 
Keep up the great work, Southgate Ruth Hargrave Memorial Library!

       
Foundation funds helped with the purchase of colourful iPads at the Southgate Ruth Hargrave Memorial Library

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Wendy Bachiu, Grant Co-ordinator with the Foundation uses the iPad touchscreen.

 
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