On February 11th, the Morrisburg and District Leos held a food drive at Riley’s Valu-Mart in the Morrisburg Plaza. The Leos, a youth division of the local Lions Club, “has been a group for almost two years now,” said Katie Prevost (right), President of the Leos. Both Prevost and Leos Secretary Sheldon Dunkley (left) arrived at the store before 8 a.m. in the hopes of collecting as much money and food for the Dundas County Food Bank, as possible. “People have been donating a lot,” said Prevost, “they’ve been really generous.” Someone even donated $100, said Dunkley. In total, the Leos collected 203 items and $447 for the food bank. According to Prevost and Dunkley, the Leos keep very busy fundraising, doing clean-ups and helping out wherever they can. Their next big project? A talent show in March. Prevost said the group is looking for anyone between the ages of 7 and 18 to sign-up for the talent show. Contact the Morrisburg and District Lions Club for more information.
The South Branch Community Fund, already has $60,000 waiting to be distributed for the benefit of the community surrounding the Brinston-area wind farm.
Next week, South Dundas is expected to officially open the grant process to applications, from qualifying groups and projects.
As part of the approval process for the South Branch Wind Farm, EDP Renewables Canada is required to contribute $30,000 to the fund annually, for a term of 20 years. The 2014 and 2015 amounts have been paid out to the Municipality of South Dundas and are in the bank. The contributions end in 2033.
To qualify for funding, facilities or residents must be from within the boundaries outlined in the agreement. It is intended for community benefit and could help, for example, with community spaces such as the Dixon’s Corners Community Centre, Matilda Hall, Dundela rink and area parks.
South Dundas council opted to form a committee to make recommendations to them regarding the dispersal of funds.
The newly formed committee had its first meeting March 17.
Committee members include; Janice Froats, Marlene Lewis, Cindy Peters, Marcel Smellink, Tracy Yalden, Doreen Henderson, Gerald Whitteker, Jim Adams, South Dundas recreation program coordinator Ben Macpherson and South Dundas mayor Evonne Delegarde.
Macpherson, says that since the program has not been officially announced as open as of yet, no applications have been submitted to the municipality.
“We do know that there are groups who have asked for the applications and others who have expressed interest in it,” he said.
This year, funding application deadlines will be set for May 29 and October 30.
“Once each deadline has passed, the committee will meet to go through the applications and determine which applications will go to council,” explained Macpherson. “Council will then decide whether or not to go forward with the recommended proposals.”
Any single release of funds greater than $5,000 also requires the approval of EDP Renewables Canada.
Through an application process, the funds are meant to help promote and/or benefit;
• Public recreational facilities and programs
• Community gathering facilities, events, and related municipal usage fees
• Educational and job training related to sustainability or renewable energy
• Other community related activities approved by the Municipality of South Dundas.
Tee-Jay-Five year old, Rottie, not neutered, good health, house-trained. Friendly, happy boy. TeeJay is a ready made best friend. He is very friendly and loves to romp and play. Is in good health. A little bit older, he is a great companion for a familly who would like to skip the puppy training.
Brownie- 1.5 yrs, boxer mix, neutered house-trained. Friendly, good natured. Brownie is a beautiful boy. He is a calm dog and eager to please. He likes to play and has lots of energy.
Yeller– 1.5 yr old puppy, male not neutered, needs house and puppy training, very friendly. Yeller has a lot of energy and definitely is in need of training in the manners department. This is mainly due to his young age. He is a yellow Lab mix and would certainly learn quickly to earn his spot in any family scenario. Anyone interested in Yeller should be prepared to work with a dog that is a good sized but is still very puppy-like.
Ice-Mix possible Burmese Mt/Shepherd, not neutered, 8 month male. Ice is still a puppy and he is a puppy that is going to grow into a large-sized dog. He has a great loving attitude and is very happy go lucky. Due to his size and young age, he doesn't quite understand his own strength…so he does need puppy and manners training. With the right kind training and a loving family, Ice will grow into a gentle giant of a boy.
Suzy-Beautiful, mature (5-6 yrs) female Shepherd, good-natured, friendly, well-behaved, completely trained. Even anyone who has never considered a Shepher as a pet, would have a hard time walking away from Suzy. She is soooo affectionate and with her older years she is very calm and easy going. Suzy is in really good health, and like to run and play even with the young ones at the shelter. A great family companion for someon who isn't interested in getting into puppy training.
Jack… is a mixed breed dog possbly with some Golden Retriever/Australian Shepherd or Collie….he has the golden retriever colouring but not the retriever ears. A young dog, about 1.5 years old he is not neutered. He has a great temperament and we suspect he would be great in a family with children. Again, a dog that may need some puppy/manners training, but again a breed that learns very quickly and is eager to please.
Interested in adopting ? Call Kevin at the South Dundas
Animal Shelter 613-543-2980 or 613-913-1476
This is a public service column. The Leader accepts no responsibility for the dogs or the adoption process.
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