The County of Brant received a major donation for the Cainsville Community Centre by Terry Warren, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the TF Warren Group bringing the $1.5 million dollar campaign to 85% completion and raising $1.275 million towards the campaign goal.
“Terry Warren is a true philanthropist who is making this exceptional donation to create a vibrant and sustainable community in Cainsville,” said Mayor David Bailey. “On behalf of the Campaign team, we are delighted to accept this leading donation and name the Community Centre the TF Warren Group Cainsville Community Centre.”
This donation will be recognized at the Visionary Gift Level ($500,000 and above) on the donor wall that will be located in the lobby of the new community centre.
In 1971, Terry Warren started his first company in Brantford which is still home to the Canadian headquarters including Blastech, Brant Corrosion Control and Brant Industrial Roll companies. TF Warren Group was formed in 2000 to consolidate the operations of several companies under the control of Terry Warren, CEO. Currently, the company operates in 15 different countries, employing in excess of 1,000 people with US/International headquarters in Texas.
“Since I first started in business over 50 years ago in Brantford, it has always been a key location in TF Warren Group’s success,” said Warren. “I have been blessed with many long-term employees from the area who have grown with the company and contributed to its success. We have used the Cainsville Community Centre for many years for Christmas parties and other company events. When I was approached about helping to raise funds to build the new Community Centre, I felt this was a great way to give back to the community and families who have helped TF Warren Group succeed over the last 50 years.”
The new Cainsville Community Centre, located at 15 Ewart Avenue, will be approximately 9,200 sq.ft (accommodating 350 people). The single story building will include a modern and transformable community hall, meeting room, spacious lobby and an outdoor covered patio.
The Community Centre, costing $5.1 million dollars to build, will showcase the natural environment and sustainable design features such as solar energy, energy efficient fixtures and equipment and electric car charging stations. The Centre will open in 2023 and is busy taking bookings.