As the Teeswater Medical Centre Development Steering Committee held their Corporate Fundraising kick-off event on Saturday April 2nd, Lisa Thompson MPP Huron-Bruce attended with cheque in-hand for $250,000 through the provincial Rural Economic Development (RED) program.
Co-Chair Larry Hayes opened the ceremony with an introduction of all the committee members as well as former members who have helped the process of being able to bring a Medical Centre to Teeswater.
Nancy MacDonald-Exel, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Kinectrics and Teeswater native was also on hand to speak on how important this medical centre will be for the community and the growth it will create for the community.
Peter Shaw, Plant Manager of Kinectrics and MacDonald-Exel also presented a cheque in the amount of $250,000 as a corporate donation from Kinectrics.
Also in attendance were Dwight Leslie, Chair of the Fundraising Sub-Committee, and Robert Buckle, Mayor of the Municipality of South Bruce, who also expressed his full support of the project.
The Committee will continue fundraising with door-to-door campaigns and community events in the near future. The public can watch for updates on when these will take place by following on Facebook – Teeswater Medical Centre or Instagram – @teeswatermedicalcentre.
The Committee looks forward to engaging with the community, and invites any questions be directed to them at firstname.lastname@example.org