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County of Brant continue to receive donations for new Wilkin Family Community Centre

County of BrantCounty of Brant continue to receive donations for new Wilkin Family Community Centre

The Wilkin Family Community Centre fundraising campaign continues to receive generous support from individuals and businesses and is pleased to announce a donation of $10,000 from Envirotex Products.

“It is wonderful to have such incredible community support for this project” said David Bailey, Mayor for the County of Brant. “Thank you to Envirotex Products for their generous gift of $10,000, which helps in bringing us closer to our fundraising goal. This Community Centre means many different things to many different groups of people. The Paris Lawn Bowling Club is a staple in the community, with roots tracing back to the year 1884, and it is thanks to the generosity of businesses like Envirotex Products that a healthy lifestyle and social connections will be fostered in the community for many more years to come.”

Envirotex Products is a long time, Paris-based company that pioneers sustainable and innovative products for the horticultural sector.

“We are pleased to support the Paris Lawn Bowling Club. This historical club has been, and continues to be, a quiet sanctuary to enjoy sport and camaraderie. We’re glad to be a part of that tradition” said Barrie Ogilvie and John Edgar on behalf of Envirotex Products.

The Wilkin Family Community Centre is located at 169 Grand River Street North in Paris. The centre will feature approximately 2,055 square feet of indoor space and will offer facilities for indoor and outdoor recreation, social activities, family gatherings, cultural and arts activities, and various other opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy. It will be the first net-zero building structure in Brant and will also house the Paris Lawn Bowling Club and the Paris Seniors Club 99. Construction is expected to be completed before the end of 2024.

The cost to build the Wilkin Family Community Centre is $1.6 million, with a fundraising goal of $400,000 to help reduce the project’s financial impact on the municipality.

Since March 2024, the campaign working group has been actively seeking significant donations. Features such as the Great Room, the covered patio overlooking the lawn bowling greens and several cabanas are available for naming opportunities. All donors who wish to be recognized will be acknowledged on the Donor Wall in the Great Room of the Wilkin Family Community Centre.

For more information on naming opportunities and how to donate, please contact the Capital Campaign Coordinator, Angee Turnbull, CFRE, at 519.761.1129 or angee.turnbull@brant.ca.

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