Council allows free use of facilities for fundraising 0
The following are brief reports of items discussed at the July 24 meeting of Highlands East council.
To recognize “exceptional children” in Highlands East, council has agreed to offer free use of municipal facilities for fundraising initiatives.
The idea was brought forward by Ward 1 Councillor Steve Kauffeldt on behalf of the Recreation and culture committee.
The committee believed it would be beneficial for families trying to raise funds for children who are participating in initiatives such as athletic tournaments or trips abroad.
“It takes a community to raise a child,” said Deputy-reeve Suzanne Partridge.
Council agreed and passed a resolution waiving fees for such causes.
Gooderham Community Action Group to raise funds for new bandstand
A new subcommittee has been formed out of the Gooderham Community Action group with the intent of raising money for a new bandstand.
The committee plans on applying for grant funding to replace the bandstand that currently exists in Glamorgan Park.
“We have a pretty excited group down there that I met with,” said Highlands East Reeve Dave Burton.
Council passed a resolution supporting the subcommittee, which will be preparing and presenting a full budget to council in the future, according to chief administrative officer Sharon Stoughton-Craig.