Congratulations to the following recipients
- Prince Edward Arts Council / County Kids Read – $5,360: To fund a Youth focused Author Festival featuring Canadian authors at QE/Picton school. The Festival will include an autographed copy of the authors books for participants. The content will support the literacy activities that CKR has fostered with the QE school community at their site at St Mary Magdalene’s Church.
- Wellington Storehouse / Food to Share – $10,000: One of PEC’s most used services is the preparation of foods for distribution by the local food banks. This grant will allow the Food to Share program to expand their preparation activities to a year round rotation and to support their almost 170 volunteers with the resources needed to provide and improve food security for many community members.
- Sophiasburg Central School – up to $5,000: In partnership with Dark Spark the delivery of a program called Four Directions Indigenous Education which is a 10 day program on colonial history of Canada and Canada’s confederation from an Indigenous perspective. Once completed at Sophiasburg there will be a tour and presentations around Prince Edward County.
- Friends of Sandbanks – $5,800: Students from PECI, with oversight, will be planting 150 sugar maple trees to enhance a walking trail while learning about their importance to the community now, in the past and the future. And creating a new ‘stock’ of future maple syrup provision.
- Picton Business Improvement Association – $5,000: To support the local Business Improvement Association provide a free children's carnival as part of Picton's Canada Day Celebration - which is Canada 150; County 225; and Picton 180.
- The ROC – $5,000: This particular support is to provide snacks, but more importantly transportation services for youth users at the Youth Centre in Picton, or participating in programs and drop in activities offered by the ROC. The transportation component is where most of the grant is directed.
- PEC Museums – $2,500: The County Canadiana Gallery. An exhibition of significant artifacts that strongly represent Canadian identities, symbolism, achievement and pride.
- Festival Players – $5,000: A celebration of Prince Edward County, its residents and visitors, its history, geography, culture and stories, as part of the Tale of a Town: Canada project, which will tour in 2017 as part of the 150th celebrations.
Quinte Arts Council - $950: The project involves commissioning a 4 part (SATB) choral piece by Ottawa composer James Wright using text written by the great Canadian Poet, and during his lifetime, County resident Al Purdy to be sung by the combined choirs of Command Performance Community Choir and the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers in Ottawa and Picton in May of 2017.
About the Community Fund for Canada's 150th
Canada’s sesquicentennial is an historic moment with the power to bring people and places together as we dream big about our communities and our country. In the spirit of this moment, the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th will activate a breathtaking array of ideas and activities that will bring out the best that Canada has to offer, now and for future generations.
The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a small grants program that will support community initiatives from coast to coast to coast. The Fund is a collaboration between Canada’s community foundations, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
The Fund is based on grassroots leadership, and will take on a local focus and timeline in each community. For more information on the involvement of the The County Foundation in the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th.
Thanks to all that applied.