The Blue Mountain Village Foundation is pleased to announce funding of $29,500 to the following organizations and their programs. The grant presentation will be held on Tuesday, June 6th at 5:30 p.m. at the Don Braden Memorial sculpture located in the Blue Mountain Village.
The grant recipients include:
$15,000 - Home Horizon Georgian Triangle Residential Services - Barbara Weider House - A new residential service for homeless youth located in Collingwood serving youth in the Southern Georgian Bay area.
$12,000 - Georgian Bay Community School - Purchase of new video equipment. - GBCS Music Department is one of the mainstays of the school. More than two-thirds of the students actively participate in the music program due to the caliber of the program. In 2000 Friday night Coffee Houses were created encouraging students to perform on stage. The Coffee House model has grown extensively since that time; hence the need for improved video equipment. Much of the Music Departments current inventory is in disarray with fractured cables, blurry images and broken components. The music department's goal is to upgrade to high-definition status purchasing more cameras in order to encourage more students to be involved.
$2,500 - Marsh Street Community Centre - Marsh Street Rocks Youth Music Program - Providing 85% subsidy for six students and two summer campers to attend the Marsh Street Rocks program during the spring, fall and winter sessions.
"We are very proud to support these innovative and special community-based programs" says Andrew Seigwart, President of the Foundation. "All of our recipients focus on delivering life-changing programs for our local youth, community and future."
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. In addition, the Foundation awards 5 Bob Comish Memorial Scholarships to 4 local high school students and a student from Georgian College, who have worked on the resort property. Information about filing applications for funding and bursaries can be obtained at the Foundation website.
For information about the Foundation, contact Catherine Smart at 705-606-0985.