Mowbray family continues their community support in education

Once again, the Mowbray family, owners of the Canadian Tire store in Port Elgin (Saugeen Shores), continues to support the local high school (Saugeen District Senior School – SDSS) with donations of much-needed items.

With the recent renovation of the SDSS teaching kitchen facility, what was once known as ‘Home-ec’, Mowbrays donated a myriad of professional grade appliances on Tuesday, September 26th.

The Mowbray family (C) – (L) Mike, Eleanor, (staffer Donna) and Zach Mowbray –  for larger view Click on Image

From Ninja air fryers to Kitchen Aid mixers, Black & Decker pancake griddles to Instant Pot(s), the kitchen now has all the latest appliances.

The recent donation of appliances is the first of two donations that the Mowbrays will contribute to the education of SDSs students when it comes to culinary education.

Teacher Dan Weigand said that, “Saugeen District Senior School would like to extend a huge thank you to Mike, Eleanor and Zach Mowbray, owners of Mowbray’s Canadian Tire in Port Elgin.  We have four different food-related classes from Grades 9-12 running at SDSS.  Equipment like Insta-Pots and air fryers are not items that we would normally be able to afford as part of our annual budget.  Thanks to the Mowbrays, the students are looking forward to “unboxing” and getting creative. We thank them for continuously supporting our school.”

The Mowbray family continues to support needs in the community and education.  For many years, they supported the unique greenhouse horticultural learning experience that saw many students go on to careers in agriculture, until the program’s demise.

With the JumpStart program, Mowbrays have helped local young people be able to take part in extra-curricular activities, including sports, with help in registration fees and equipment that families may not have been able to afford.

“Our kids went to this school,” says Mike Mowbray, “and we know how important it is to support the activities that keep kids in school. It’s a matter of helping out, if and when you can … and we can.”