Summer events begin with a helping hand from OPG

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) was out in the community this week to lend a financial helping hand to a variety of organizations that it has supported over several years.

In Pioneer Park at Southampton Harbour on Tuesday June 4th, two groups were recognized and received donations to help with upcoming events.

Marine Heritage and Chantry Centre receive a funding helping hand from Ontario Power Generation (OPG)

The seniors’ Chantry Centre of Southampton received $1,000 for a wide variety of programming that the Centre provides for seniors in the community to help them remain active, both physically and mentally.

Chantry Centre Members rec’d the OPG donation – (L) Peter Windsor, Lynda Cain of OPG, Connie Barker and Sybil Mercer of the Chantry Centre

(L-R) Stephanie Crilly (Bruce County Museum), Dave Wenn, Deb Haufman, Stan Young, Vicki Tomori, Connie Barker, Capt. Wayne Sparroe, Lynda Cain of OPG and Sharon Westenberg

 

The other recipient organization was the Marine Heritage Festival Committee, that also received $1,000 for its annual upcoming festival that takes place in the community of Southampton on the shore of Lake Huron from July 26th through the 28th.  This year is the 9th Festival that annually attracts thousands of visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

(L) Summer Music Artistic Director Kim Lake, OPG’s Lynda Cain, Board fundraiser Sheree Lake, (F L) sisters Clara and Ella Momberquette

 

Following the Pioneer Park presentations, it was off to the local G. C. Huston Public School to present a third donation of $500 for the annual Summer Music program for which OPG has been a consistent supporter.  The program enables young and old to learn from master musicians and participate in concerts.

(L) Lynda Cain receives a print from Sharon Westenberg

 

The donations were presented by OPG’s Lynda Cain, Senior Communications, who was also surprised with a presentation of a print from Ducks Unlimited for OPG’s support for the organization.