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Elmvale Active Seniors Residence  Official Opening of the Presentation Centre

Representatives from three levels of government gathered at the site of the Presentation Centre for The Elms Retirement Village for the Official Opening.  The Chairman of the “Elmvale Active Seniors Residence”, Dan McLean, welcomed everyone, introduced the EASR Board of Directors and gave a brief summary of the evolution and progress of the project. Springwater Mayor Don Allen introduced attendees from Council and Administration and reminded everyone of the strong support Council has shown to the project. The speakers from the Provincial and Federal governments both thanked the volunteer Board of Directors for their dedication and commitment.  In the photo above, Deputy Mayor Jennifer Coughlin, Councillor Anita Moore, CAO Jeff Schmidt, Councillors Wanda Maw-Chapman, George Cabral, Perry Ritchie, Mayor Don Allen, MP Doug Shipley and Keeragh Robertson (not shown)  from MPP Doug Downey’s office are preparing to cut the ribbon to officially open the Presentation Centre. The Centre will be open three days a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. The Centre is located at 24 Yonge St., on the north end of the building more commonly recognized as the site of the McDonald’s restaurant. While drop-in visitors are welcome and encouraged, people who are already on the official “Wait List” will be the highest priority.  There are now over a hundred people on the wait list for one of the units in the complex; some of them are on the “active” list and others on the “inactive” list. The Elms Retirement Village will be constructed in three or four phases. The first phase will consist of sixty-six apartment-style suites and twelve garden homes. The suites in Elm Flats, the first four-story-building, will be offered in fifteen different configurations of one and two bedrooms with either one, 1.5 or two bathrooms. The garden homes, with six end-units and six centre-units, will have two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. The goal of creating a community of active seniors will be advanced by the inclusion of numerous shared amenity spaces, both inside the complex and on the grounds surrounding it. Some of the amenity spaces will be constructed in Phase One and some others will be completed in future phases. For additional information about this much-needed project, please go to the website https://the-elms.ca  . Here you will find links to the ongoing and upcoming events plus opportunities to get on the contact list for newsletter updates, getting on the “Wait List” for a unit in The Elms and becoming an active member in the organization.


The ELMVALE BIKE NIGHT team were pleased to present $1275  to the Elmvale Legion Branch 262.  We cannot thank everyone enough for coming out on Thursdays and your continued support for our local community.


E.D.G.E.   We’re Back for Another Meeting!

Elmvale District Garden Enthusiasts are excited to be having another OPEN meeting.  Thursday, September 22nd at 7 p.m. at Elmvale Legion.  This is an opportunity for our Horticultural group to meet and hear guest speaker, Charlotte Vostermans.  Charlotte will enlighten us about vines with her talk “Queen of the Vines”.   Please note we meet on Thursday at 7 p.m. (previously Wed. at 7:30 p.m.).   Everyone is welcome to bring your own beverage but we will have bottled water in case you forget.  Also available for sale there will be our Mason Bee Houses and Teacup Bird Feeders.  These make great presents!

Also, mark your calendars for:

Thurs. Oct. 27th is our next open meeting with Denise Graham “The Importance of Bees”.

Thurs. Nov. 24th at 6 p.m. will be our Annual General Meeting and Dinner.

E.D.G.E. always welcomes all former members and interested new gardeners.  Come check us out and bring a gardening friend on Thurs. Sept. 22nd at 7 p.m. Elmvale Legion, 7 John Street.

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