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Gala ‘Fun’raiser!

The Heart of Winter Gala is raising funds for two important projects to revitalize the school yard and provide athletic opportunities for students and the entire community: the Lakeshore Track, and new playground equipment.

The community running track located at CML has stood up to rigorous use and Canadian winters for 30 years—long beyond its guaranteed life. However, the asphalt is showing signs of wear that are threatening to become safety concerns. If the track is not resurfaced soon it will have to be replaced—at a cost of over $1 million—or removed. It would be a devastating loss for all our County schools and the entire community to lose the only competitive running track in the County. Resurfacing the track will serve the community for decades to come with a public space for runners, walkers and strollers of all ages; County-wide school track meets; athletic conditioning for our minor hockey and soccer associations; and the Wellington Dukes.

This year’s gala fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 19th at Casa-Dea Estates Winery, and promises to be better than ever. We are looking forward to another elegant evening with a champagne reception, a delicious, locally sourced meal from East & Main Bistro, a silent auction and live entertainment by Jamie Stever and also The Reasons. Please consider attending the gala with someone special in your life. Individual tickets ($75 per person) and tables of eight ($600 per table) are available at the school, Lavender Furniture, Books & Company, Casa Dea Estates Winery, and The Regent Café.

If you are able to contribute to this elegant event with a donation, or if you have any questions, please contact Lisa Lindsay at 613.399.5822. Thank you for your consideration and support.

Check us out on Facebook! For more details, pictures from last season’s event and to follow auction items as they come in.

http://www.facebook.com/HeartofWinterGala

Why are we still fundraising for playground equipment …

… when we already have it? Last spring, CML installed two new, wheelchair-accessible play structures in the primary and junior/intermediate yards, to create fun spaces for students of all ages and abilities.

In recent years, as safety standards evolved, our school playground had lost several play structures that were no longer considered “up to code.” Kids were left with few opportunities for healthy, active play. This was a top priority for our students! With ongoing fundraising in the school and the broader community, we anticipated it would take about four years to raise the money for new equipment. Fortunately, rather than watch hundreds of students graduate before we could make improvements, we were able to give kids a place to play much sooner, with help from the school board. Now, we just have to pay them back!

Your contribution toward this worthwhile project is greatly appreciated. If you cannot attend the gala but wish to make a donation, this would be gratefully appreciated. We can provide a charitable tax receipt for donations.

On behalf of our terrific students … thank you for helping make our school an even better place to learn, play and grow!

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