Charlie Eamon, long-time resident of Morrisburg and a World War Two veteran, turned 90 years old on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. He celebrated his milestone birthday with friends and family on April 7th at the Royal Canadian Legion’s Morrisburg branch. The Easter weekend party brought opportunities for new memorable moments when, in addition to family and friends, Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont, Dundas, and South Glengarry, dropped by the Legion to congratulate Eamon on his latest milestone. The two, deep in conversation, took a moment to pose for a photograph.
The Friends of the South Mountain Library have donated $1100 to the SD&G County Library. Earmarked specifically for collections, this money will go towards book purchases that will benefit the entire SD&G County Library system.
“The Friends of the South Mountain Library are very pleased to partner with the SD&G Library on behalf of our community to enhance the collection and support local authors”, said Shelley Lyall, Chair of the Friends.
The Friends of the South Mountain Library is a registered charity dedicated to the enhancement of Library services, increasing community awareness of Library services and working with other community organizations. The Friends regularly fundraise in support of the Library through memberships, donations, and special events including an annual Canada Day Used Book Sale at the Agricultural Hall, the Fall Book Sale at Mountain Orchards, the Gingerbread Workshop every December and various Trivia Challenge Nights at Sandy Row Golf Club.
Each book purchased with this money will be recognized with an inscribed silver bookplate. “We’re pleased to be able to appropriately recognize this contribution to our Library collections”, said Karen Franklin. “We are very grateful to our community members for their generous gift”.
All monetary donations to the Library are used to further the mission and purposes of the Library, and may be designated for specific collections, equipment, furniture or Library programs.
Donations over $500 are recognized at bronze, silver, and gold levels.
If you would like to make a donation to the SD&G County Library, please contact your local branch or call 613-936-8777.
In augural Stephanie Grady Memorial Walk/Barbecue, September 27 at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Plans are under way for the Inaugural Stephanie Grady Memorial Walk and Family Barbecue on Sunday, September 27th, starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Stephanie Grady Educational Pavilion at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird […]
Monday September 29th 2014, the Honorable Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, alongside the Honorable Ted McMeekin and MPP Bob Bailey announced the launch of the new Food Donation Tax Credit for Farmers.
This tax credit is the first and only one of its kind in Canada, making this a historic week for farmers, food banks, and the provincial government. Farmers in Ontario are now eligible to claim a 25 per cent tax credit for all agricultural product that they donate to the province’s community food banks.
“Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy local food, and we applaud the Ontario government for introducing a tax credit that will encourage more farmers to make that food available to families and individuals who need it most,” says Bill Laidlaw, Executive Director at the Ontario Association of Food Banks.
“Many food bank clients do not receive the recommended daily servings of fruit, vegetables, and protein, which can cause additional strains on one’s health and well-being,” says Laidlaw. “A balanced diet with local, fresh, and nutritious foods will help improve the health of food bank clients as well as the health of communities across Ontario.”
There are over 500 individuals, 227 of which are children, relying on food banks in Morrisburg and Winchester each and every month. It is only with the generous support from farmers and local community members that the Dundas County Food Bank is able to provide meals and provisions for those in need. It is without a doubt that the Food Donation Tax Credit for Farmers will help stock local food bank fridges and freezers, and provide members of this community with fresh, healthy, and local foods that they otherwise would not receive.
Farmers in the area who want to learn more about the tax credit can email Ian McKelvie, Dundas County Food Bank Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ontario Association of Food Banks is a network of 125 food banks and over 1,100 hunger-relief agencies.
Together, we serve 375,789 individuals, including 131,734 children every month, through a number of food programs and services. This includes: breakfast clubs, school meal programs, community kitchens, emergency shelters, community food centres, seniors’ centres, and small neighbourhood food banks. For more information please visit www.oafb.ca