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Recent News from CWCF

Here you can read media coverage about your Foundation:

April 12, 2022 The new Health Equity Impact Fund discussion on the Grand 101.1 FM

August 25, 2020  The audio from Swap Talk on The Grand 101.1 FM discussing the results of our COVID-19 granting program and some future needs.

May 26, 2020  The audio from Swap Talk on The Grand 101.1 FM discussing the new Emergency Community Support Fund in support of the impact of COVID-19 on our community.

November 26, 2019 CWCF volunteer board member Jason Thompson and Executive Director Raymond Soucy are the recently released Vital Signs 2019 report and Random Act of Kindness Day.

Oct 30, 2018  CWCF volunteer board member Jason Thompson and Executive Director Raymond Soucy are talking about the upcoming Random Act of Kindness Day in Centre Wellington on The Grand 101.1 FM  A fun discussion with Swap Talk show host Rob Dutton and show producer McKim Eccelstone.  Lots of great ideas and how to participate in this fun and rewarding day.

May 22, 2018  CWCF volunteer board member Jason Thompson and Executive Director Raymond Soucy are back on The Grand 101.1 FM show Swap Talk to discuss the upcoming public update meeting and Project Grant event. It’s a great opportunity to meet with others, community-minded individuals and groups. A unique chance to talk about and discuss with CWCF board members, staff, volunteer and grant recipients. The meeting provides a unique networking opportunity in Centre Wellington.

April 27, 2018 The audio from Swap Talk on The Grand 101.1 FM with volunteer board member Jason Thompson and CWCF Executive Director Raymond Soucy, discuss the upcoming “Greatest Hits FUNdraiser.” This event will highlight past Grant recipients and the wonderful work they do in the community. The event features music from DJ Spenny of Riverfest Elora, plus live and silent auctions. Come out and learn more about your Community Foundation.

October 24, 2017 Raymond Soucy talks with Rob Dutton from the Grand 101.1FM about Randon Act of Kindness day on November 3nd, 2017. The Centre Wellington Community Foundation has “Kindness Kits” that individuals and groups can request. The Kindness Kits include school activities, idea sheets, handouts, posters and links to additional resources. It’s free to participate and a chance to shine a spotlight on Kindness on November 3nd.

April 18, 2017 Raymond Soucy, CWCF Executive Director talks about the upcoming FUNdraiser event. Rob Dutton mentions how CWCF donated $5,000 to The Grand 101.1 FM Emergency broadcasting system to allow our local Community Radio station to improve community safety. To help tell the CWCF story and raise some funds, the FUNdraiser event will include the Potion Kids, grantees and the Centre Wellington Food School. The event will be on May 6th, 2018.

May 31, 2016 The audio from Swap Talk on The Grand 101.1 FM with citizen volunteer and councillor Kirk McElwain, Elora BIA administrator Fred Gordon and CWCF board member Jason Thompson, discuss the wonderful Elora Green Space. Starting with a mothballed gas station from the 1930’s and a gravel lot contaminated by hydrocarbons, the community uniquely came together and made what may well be the central place for Elora, for tourists and locals alike. CWCF helped with the funding of this with our Elora Green Space Fund and through citizen generosity, the 5 year project is now paid off. Definitely a local success story worth celebrating!

May 20, 2016 Excellent coverage of our May 12th Public Meeting at the Wellington County Museum, including the Mini Grants: Mini Grants Awarded to Centre Wellington Community Groups in Wellington Advertiser

May 18, 2016 A comprehensive update of our recent Public Meeting, including all recent granting: Community Foundation Supports Area with Mini-Grants in Fergus-Elora News Express.

May 13, 2016  Coverage of one of our 2016 Mini-Grants, Fergus Elora District Soccer in Wellington AdvertiserSpecial needs soccer program receives mini-grant.

January 2, 2015 Great article to kick off 2015 with a recap of 2014: Year of Growth at Centre Wellington Community Foundation in Wellington Advertiser

November 21, 2014 Coverage of efforts to pay off an important community public space with monies dispersed via one of our funds: Push is On to Pay Off Outstanding Costs of Elora Green Space in Wellington Advertiser.

November 7, 2014 Read about a really successful fundraiser for CWCF: Craft Brew Rendezvous Organizers Happy in Wellington Advertiser.

September 21, 2013 Great coverage in Waterloo Region Record of recent Mini-grant recipient Elora Tarot Project – Elora Tarot Deck Shows Images Created by Village Artists A shout out for your plan to give back a portion of the book proceeds to fund future granting by our Foundation.

September 18, 2013 Elora Tarot Project Brings Artistic Community Together in Fergus Elora News Express.

September 13, 2013 Congratulations to Elora Tarot Project for an amazing launch with 78 works of art by 65 local artists. This tour de force was one of the CWCF Mini-Grant recipients in 2012. Congratulations to Shelley and the team.

September 13, 2013 Community Foundation Announces Local ‘Mini Grant’ Recipients in Wellington Advertiser.

August 16, 2013 Check out the first installation inaugural winner of Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators Katherine Dennis with artist Brian Cauley in Bissell Park, Elora until October 13. The Prize, hosted at Elora Centre for the Arts, was funded by Middlebrook Social Innovation Fund at the Foundation.

December 11, 2012 Centre Wellington Community Foundation Engages Community Leaders in Fergus Elora News Express.

December 8, 2012 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators awarded to Katherine Dennis at Elora Centre for the Arts and made possible by a grant from Middlebrook Social Innovation Fund at Centre Wellington Community Foundation.

August 3, 2012 In conjunction with the Elora BIA and local volunteers we’ve set up a new Elora Green Space Fund  to help fund the new Green Space. Read about an exciting community partnership to re-energize Mill Street: Elora Green Space Brings Life to Downtown Core in Wellington Advertiser

Jun 8, 2012  Community Foundation Makes Annual Report in Wellington Advertiser.

February 17, 2012 Grants Available from Community Foundation in Wellington Advertiser.

December 23, 2011 Jack Family Starts Fund to Help Needy Children in Wellington Advertiser.

December 16, 2011 Recent Guelph Mercury coverage of the launch of David and Elma Jack Youth Recreation Fund at the Sportsplex.

April 29, 2011 Wellington Advertiser coverage of Sarah Hennekens named Centre Wellington Youth Citizen of the Year elects to grant to Elora Environment Centre via the Foundation.

April 6, 2011 News Express coverage of Citizen of the Year Louise Goldsmith, who selected Elora Centre for the Arts for her donation via CWCF.

March 11, 2011 The Wellington Advertiser coverage of CWCF’s first forum specifically for professional advisors at Aboyne Hall, Wellington County Museum and Archives.

April 10, 2010 Fergus Elora News Express coverage of our first granting via Citizen of the Year John Wheatley who selected the local Food Bank.