In this video, Township of Greater Napanee Mayor Marg Isbester assists Community Foundation of Lennox & Addington CEO Tom da Silva drawing the winning 3 tickets for the CFFLA Holiday Spirits Raffle.
The Back Kitchen is a restaurant on Amherst Island in Loyalist Township. Manager Terry McGinn explains how CFFLA funding was used to purchase an ice cream freezer in 2016 and later a kitchen range. Board Chair Lorna Willis explain how funding was used to make the restaurant accessible.
Speaking in the historic Allan Macpherson House, Jane Scott, President of the Lennox & Addington Historical Society talks about CFFLA funding for various historical projects that are important to the Society. She also explains the importance of the Endowment fund to community projects.
Bill Pierson (President) and Angie Herrington (Head Coach) of the Greater Napanee Gymnastics Club describes how the purchase of gymnastics equipment was made possible with funding from the CFFLA. The Gymnastics Club is a not-for-profit organization. Several pieces of equipment were funded including sets of parallel bars and vault boxes. The amazing athletes that use the equipment within the Club and in summer camps can train more safely and effectively with this high quality equipment.
Margaret Axford is the Curator of the Cloyne Pioneer Museum. She describes the importance of CFFL&A funding when a microburst hit the Cloyne area in 2002 toppling trees in this hamlet park that had many 200 year old White Pine trees. The towering Pines were uprooted necessitating a large clean-up and redevelopment of the park. The community came together and with Foundation funding the park was rebuilt, reforested and is again a focal point of Cloyne.
Lions Club of Land O’ Lakes Past President Red Emond describes the importance of CFFL&A funding to fulfilling two important projects for the Lions. The first one which has been completed is the purchase of a 75″ HD TV for use in the community Lions Hall. The second project is a community garden that hopes to be completed by the end of September 2018.
The Cloyne Pioneer Museum and Archives was a recipient of a grant from the Endowment Fund that enabled the creation of a historic tramway model for the Museum. Margaret Axford, Curator for the Pioneer Museum explains the tramway was a means of overland transporting logs by horses on rails from Mazinaw to Pringle Lake in the late 1800s. The model is now on permanent display at the Museum.
Pine Meadow Nursing Home in Northbrook applied for Community Grant funding for the purchase of two accessible tables in the resident dining room. Each table allows four residents to individually adjust table height and angle, achieving optimal comfort for residents in wheelchairs or those requiring special requirements. Both residents and staff are grateful for the new tables that alleviate congestion in the dining room.