It has been brought to my attention that people don't know what we have been doing in the community since we opened up the Elevator.  So I thought that I would fill you in on what we have been up to. 

In fall of 2012 we were able to make a donation to the Rideau High School which is located at the end of Summers Road here in Elgin.  The donation was put in place  for a specialized reading program designed for children that have trouble learning how to read.  As many of you know, this program is near and dear to our hearts since our son John is dyslexic.  The program was such a success that we did another donation for grades 7 & 8, in 2013.  It has now gone on to be board wide for the Upper Canada  District School Board.   

Also, I am a Trustee on our Church board and a Board member/Treasurer for our Rideau Lakes Library Board.  I have been also recently nominated to be Chairperson of the Elgin Recreation Committee. 

Our new mission is to try to get the outdoor skating rink to be usable year round by putting cement down on it so that tennis, basketball, and ball hockey can be used by our youth and community.  I am currently trying to find grants and other venues to support this cause.  An update on our cement project for the skating rink, we raised enough money for the project to go ahead!!!  The project will be started in June 2018 and is to be finished for the end of November 2018.  It is only through the fantastic support of our community that this has been such a success.  

We were recently able to give an award at Rideau District High School for kids going into Agriculture, the proud recipients of the award were Liam Brackam and Gina Gordon.   We wish them all the best as they head off towards their dreams and future.  We will be handing out the award again this year, stay tuned for the recipients names for 2018. The recipients were Ellen Young and Owen LeBlanc.  We wish them all the best in the upcoming year.      

We feel that supporting our community is extremely important.  We are very pleased to be able to give back to the community who has made us feel so welcome here for 21 years.  All the best to you and yours, Pam and Jim Cairncross  


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