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Cheques from the BMVF (Posted On: Monday, March 18, 2013)

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The Blue Mountain Village Foundation is pleased to announce that a donation of $5,640 was made to the Collingwood Rowing Club.  A donation in the amount of $5,000 was also made to My Friends House on March 18th at 9:30 am in the Blue Mountain Village in front of Sunset Grill.

Cynthia Rowlinson accompanied by youth representatives; Ashlin & Nathalie Rowlinson, Madison Canning, Krista Grant, Ben & Nathan Stadig and Suryea Fenton will receive a cheque from the Foundation board members George Weider and Bruce Melhuish on behalf of the Collingwood Rowing Club. 

"The Foundation reviewed many applications for funds and all were very deserving" said Don Braden, President of the Foundation. "We chose the Youth Oars purchase Program with Collingwood Rowing Club to encourage greater youth participation in rowing."

"Athletes should learn and train in equipment that is appropriate for their size. The funding allowed us to buy proper sized oars for our sculling and sweep boats for our youth rowers. Our youth rowers are a great addition to the Collingwood Rowing club: every adult member enjoys their energy, enthusiasm and their willingness to help the rowing club whenever they can. We want to help and encourage them anyway we can. We can't wait to see these kids on the water and enjoying the sport of rowing with oars suited for them."

Alison Fitzgerald, Executive Director, and Kim McNabb, Chair of the Board will receive a cheque from the Foundation board members George Weider and Bruce Melhuish on behalf of My Friends House.

"We chose the 'Healthy Relationships Education for Girls Affected by Domestic Abuse' Program at My Friend's House because we felt the donation would have significant impact on educating teen girls on self-image, self-esteem, assertiveness and setting healthy boundaries" said Don Braden, President of the Foundation.  The program is available to young women ages 12-16 who have lived with domestic violence and reside in the Georgian Triangle

"My Friend's House is delighted to partner with Village at Blue Mountain Foundation on a project to benefit young girls affected by domestic abuse" said Fitzgerald.  "Exposure to domestic violence hurts young girls' health and well-being as well as their chances of fulfilling their potential. By generously supporting My Friend's House Healthy Relationships Education & Support program, Village at Blue Mountain is helping young girls to chart a violence-free future with a focus on healthy choices."

The Blue Mountain Village Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our local communities through its financial support of registered charitable organizations whose activities provide benefit to the residents of our local communities, with an emphasis on children and family programs.  The Foundation gives special attention to programs focused on helping children and families who might be going through difficult times, attain a better quality of life and develop their full potential.

Information about filing applications for funding and events can be obtained at the Foundation web site
For information about the Foundation contact Don Braden 705-444-0231 ext. 7055


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