The Haliburton Lions Enchanted Forest Service Project Just Keeps on Going!
It’s been a while, but we are back...back in winter...back even in The Covid Times!
The Haliburton and District Lions Club Enchanted Forest Service Project at Abbey Gardens made yet another delivery of a children’s play kitchen! On hand to welcome me and to accept the donation was Abbey Gardens Education Coordinator, Irene Heaven. The children’s play kitchen and a whole of host of accompanying accessories will be stored until the Enchanted Forest is once again underway in the spring. It was also exciting to use this opportunity to talk with Irene about future enhancements and activities planned for The Enchanted Forest this year. And, as I am sure you can guess, the Haliburton Lions are looking forward to continuing their commitment to assist in the refurbishing and expansion of the many wonderful learning and outdoor adventure opportunities in this delightful setting. So, I am already on the hunt. I will be back to share with you again soon and to let you know how you too can help the Lions to help others.
Lion Gail Stelter, Chair Enchanted Forest Service Project
The Haliburton Children, Youth and Family Services Internet Connectivity Working Group is launching a new fundraising initiative: “Are You in?” - to address inequities in internet connectivity and the Implications for child and youth in Halliburton County. The working group, chaired by Marg Cox, Executive Director of Point in Time Centre for Children, Youth and Parents, has determined the need for both long term and creative short-term solutions. In the group’s publication the Lions learn that significant barriers to reliable internet connectivity exist for children, youth and families across our community. We learn that these barriers, however, do not fall evenly, and existing disparities have only widened for those most in need of connection to supportive services during COVID. Being connected is critical for the development, health, and well-being of youth.
The Lions are pleased to be able to use funds, recently raised through their Cash Calendar Lottery, to support this initiative. Lions Jim and Marilyn Frost present a cheque for $1000 to Marg Cox. We are in!
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