The County of Brant has received its first major donation towards the Cainsville Community Centre.
“It is with great pleasure I announce that through The Brant Community Foundation, the Donald and Jo-Anne Wilkin Fund has donated $150,000 to the new Cainsville Community Centre,” said Mayor David Bailey. “This is an incredible gift and we are so grateful for the investment in community.”
The Brant Community Foundation acts as a catalyst for community support by working with donors to create meaningful endowment funds. In turn, the Foundation makes a significant impact in the communities it serves through grants across the County of Brant, Brantford, Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
“The Foundation’s Donald and Jo-Anne Wilkin Fund has benefited many worthy causes, and we are pleased to support the Cainsville Community Centre through this Fund. The centre will be a nexus for everyone as a central place to gather and connect with community,” said Anne Marie Peirce, Executive Director, Brant Community Foundation.
The Cainsville Community Centre, located at 15 Ewart Ave., will be a hub of activity that will offer recreation programs, social gatherings, support groups and more.
“This is a much needed space to gather,” said Bailey. “Bookings for the facility are already coming in for next year. The community clearly wants this space and we believe it will be very well utilized.”
The new Cainsville Community Centre will be designed with nature and comfort in mind. Accommodating approximately 350 people, the single storey building will include a modern and transformable community hall, meeting room, spacious lobby and an outdoor covered patio that will host many unforgettable events. It will blend with the natural environment and showcase sustainable design features such as solar energy, energy efficient fixtures and equipment and electric car charging stations.
Reid and Deleye Contractors Ltd. was awarded the $5.1 million dollar construction tender. The fundraising campaign, launched in the spring 2022, is seeking major donors to help offset the total building costs.