Canada150 Grant for an Amazing Community-Use Playground

Here is a recent message from Immanuel Christian School in Aylmer who were a recent recipient of a grant through the Aylmer Area Community Foundation.  We are pleased to partner with this community based project.

“Thanks to the Aylmer Area Community Foundation and the Community Foundations of Canada, we are still celebrating Canada 150 at ICS! This weekend marked the installation of the long-awaited Calvin the Caterpillar and Harry the Hippo for our Outdoor Class and Playground Improvements! We gratefully acknowledge our volunteer installation crew, Micah M, Gord W, Johnny G, Matthew C! And, thanks to the Town of Aylmer Ontario for the addition of a garbage can to keep things clean! We treat our playground as a public space and welcome community members after hours! We are all blessed by partnerships like these with our local community. Projects like this connect our students to the Town, and grow our students as caring and responsible citizens! #CFC150

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Aylmer Area Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

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Catfish Creek Revitalization Project Downtown Aylmer

Martin Miller(left) and Jack Couckuyt(right) on behalf of the Aylmer Area Community Foundation presented Chair Kevin Cross(middle) of the Aylmer BIA $6000 towards their revitalization project of the Catfish Creek bank downtown Aylmer. Brush, garbage, invasive trees were removed along the bank and new native Carolinian trees were planted.

The Aylmer BIA initiative was made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Aylmer Area Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. 

 

A New Community Grant

Board member, Dave Dykeman presented a grants cheque to the Aylmer Baptist Church Sociables for new chairs and tables. They open their doors to many community activities, projects and dinners so the new furniture will be greatly appreciated by community members of all ages.

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Annual General Meeting

You are invited to join us for our Annual General Meeting when we will discuss the organization’s accomplishments from 2016 and plans for 2017.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

6:30-7:00pm

Bandshell Community Room

RSVP here!

Our Top Donors in 2016

Thank you to our top donors in 2016.  Without your support we could have have granted out over $21,000 to local projects and organizations!

Harvey & Kathleen Tribe Family Fund

O’Neil’s Fine Jewellery

The Jeff & Nicole Wiebenga Family Fund

Jeff Wiebenga, Broker -Showcase East Elgin Realty inc. brokerage

Don & Judy Durkee Family Fund

Isobel Frederick

Jack and Judith Couckuyt

Spriet Associates

The Sinclair Family Fund

Christmas Lighting

Join us for the lighting of the parks, Friday November 25th starting at 6:30pm.  The Aylmer Area Community Band will take us on a musical journey through our favourite Christmas carols.  Santa will visit for your photographs and you are invited to walk throughout the parks enjoying the decorations.  Members of the Royal Bank of Canada will be handing out free hot chocolate and treats will also be available.

To kick off Canada’s 150th celebration, Balmoral Park will be decorated in red and white lights to celebrate the monumental occasion.

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Thank you to Canada150 grant to the Aylmer BIA to make this event possible.

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AACF Christmas Angel is here!

We invite you to support the AACF by purchasing our Annual Christmas Angel.  This is the 15th in the Series and is a limited edition.  Angels can be purchased at O’Neil’s Fine Jewellery in Aylmer for $20 cash.  Proceeds from the fundraiser will support local projects, organizations and events through grants in the Town of Aylmer, Township of Malahide and the Municipality of Bayham.

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Senior’s Day Out in Aylmer-November

Looking to get out and socialize or get some added activity?  Come to the East Elgin Community Complex on Tuesday, November 22nd for exercise, coffee, lunch, presentation and more!  The Aylmer Area Community Foundation is a proud sponsor of this local event.

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