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A Busy Couple of Months for Foodbank
It certainly has been a busy couple of months.   Volunteers spent the better part of two weeks putting away donations received from our supporting schools after Christmas.   We thank students and staff from HCES, EDHS, OLOL, Wyevale, Hillsdale, Minesing and Forest Hill, for organizing such wonderful food drives.

Midhurst Community Recreational Association held Family Day events with donations received for the Elmvale & District Food Bank. The   Baha’i Community in Tiny organized a food drive for the month of February – A TINY Month of Giving.   Along with this event we received a donation of $276.00 from two young entrepreneurs from Wyevale Central Public School who made and sold friendship bracelets.   We thank everyone for their continued support.

Elmvale & District Food Bank hosted an area food bank meeting on February 22, 2023.   Representatives from seven other food banks attended.   It was a great opportunity to share ideas and gather information regarding services available from other organizations.   All food banks are seeing an increase in their number of clients.    Based on 2022 numbers, Elmvale & District Food Bank is providing help to approximately 40 families per month.    In 2023 we have already seen an increase.

Easter is fast approaching and thanks to our generous donors we will be providing Easter Hams to all of our clients. Easter Baskets for the children have been provided by the Lady Lions and the Elmvale Lions Club has provided chocolate bunnies.

Plans are underway to have our raised gardens, constructed by students at EDHS, planted this year.   Volunteers are needed to help maintain the gardens – watering, weeding, etc.   If you are interested please contact the Food Bank at 705-322-9096.

Anyone driving past the Food Bank will note the addition of gables roofs over the side doors.   We thank Murcott Design Build for the wonderful job!!


More Community Donations for Elmvale Foodbank
On March 1, the Elmvale Community Food Bank was the recipient of  75 – 80 boxes of food collected during a recent food drive organized by the Bahá’i Community of Tiny during the two week period from February 13 through February 26.

In January the Bahá’i community of Tiny took on the initiative to invite eleven organization within the Township to join them in a collaborative effort with the goal in mind to create an outreach project to work toward building a more unified and vibrant community within the Township.

A special thank you goes to our two grade 6 Wyevale Central P.S. students who exercised their talent and entrepreneurship to raise $276 during the two week drive.  The girls made and sold their “Friendship Loom” jewellery at the school during their break times as well as encouraging their friends to create their own jewellery with the sale of their kits.  Well done girls!

A huge thank you goes out to all the participants that came on board to make this endeavour such a success.:  Tiny Township Council, Tiny Township Fire Department, Tiny Township Lions Club, Ecole Sainte-Croix, Wyevale Central P.S., Wyevale United Church, Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors, Le Club de l’Ȃge d’Or, and the North Baha’i Community, But most of all, all the Tiny Residents who supported these organizations with their contributions.


Elmvale District High School Celebrated All Things Winter
Tues. Mar. 7, 2023 – On Friday, February 24th Elmvale District High School celebrated all things winter with their annual Winter Carnival. Students and staff participated in a wide range of activities culminating with the annual House Hockey tournament.

The four houses, (Pirates, Trojans, Blizzards and Rowdies) played a round robin to determine who would meet in the final. On the back of Will V’s shutout versus the Blizzards, the Rowdies faced the Trojans in the final where Grade 9 Evan H. scored the winning goal to propel the Rowdies to back-to-back House Hockey Champions. Great job to all who participated and played in this great annual celebration.
Submitted by Blair Lesage, Photo Credit: Nadine Marchildon


Gilbert Hall Memorial Curling Bonspiel
On Saturday, March 4th, thirty-two curlers participated in the annual Gilbert Hall Memorial Curling Bonspiel.   Each team played 2-six end games and enjoyed a wonderful lunch provided by the Lady Lions.  Although the change in the format was a surprise to all the curlers, it was well received and allowed all team members to play the different positions.  We thank Gail Hall for keeping score throughout the day.    Congratulations to Team Huggard – the winners of this year’s Bonspiel.

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