HOW IS THE $7 MILLION BEING DISTRIBUTED TO EACH ORGANIZATION?
The Municipality of Trent Hills is seeking $1 million in community contributions for recreation centre re-development. As of December 31, 2018 over $549,000 has been raised through donations, grants and pledges.
The Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation was seeking $4 million for quality diagnostic and health care equipment and met their goal in 2017.
The Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation is seeking $2 million to support sustainable community development through the creation of endowment funds, which is a long-term goal, and will continue beyond the campaign. (See endowment fund description below).
AM I ABLE TO SPECIFY WHICH ORGANIZATION RECEIVES MY DONATION?
Yes, you may designate that your contribution goes to one or more organizations and one or more of the intiatives. The pledge form will include a section to complete if you wish to designate your fund.
HOW LONG IS THE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN?
The fundraising campaign was planned for two years, beginning in 2013, although donors were able to pledge their contribution for up to five years. The campaign may continue in some form as project phases move forward for the Municipal Recreation Re-development initiative.
WHAT IS AN ENDOWMENT FUND?
An endowment fund is an investment in the community and in the future. Grants are made from the earnings of these funds to seed, nurture and support community initiatives. The Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation's goal is to start Smart and Caring Community Funds in both Warkworth and Hastings. Residents of these communities will now have the same opportunity to contribute or to leave a bequest to their community, which in turn will be disbursed in the form of grants for projects back to their own communities.
WHY IS FUNDRAISING REQUIRED FOR NEW EQUIPMENT AT CAMPBELLFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL?
CMH is dedicated to the early detection of cancers through diagnostic methods such as mammograms, colonoscopies, or gastroscopic procedures and to continue to do this they must acquire new equipment. Funds for equipment needs are not provided from government funds, it is the sole responsibility of the hospital to secure these necessary funds from outside sources. CMH met their campaign fundraising goal of $4 million, but continue to fundraise for necessary medical equipment. Visit their website for more information.
WHEN WILL THE FIELD HOUSE OPEN?
The Field house opened in August 2015. Construction on the Field House, located in Hastings at Fowld's Millennium Park, began in the Fall of 2014. It contains a hard surface court , a walking track and a turf field. For bookings call 705-696-2252 or email email@example.com. Click here to follow the Field House on Facebook.
WHEN ARE YOU HOPING TO GET STARTED ON THE RECREATION CENTRE IN CAMPBELLFORD?
This depends on the availability of infrastructure funding from upper levels of government. The municipality will have all of its funding in place (or committed) at the beginning of 2015, but could conceivably start anytime funding is available from the upper levels of government. An updated plan was presented in May 2019. View it here>>
HOW CAN WE AFFORD THIS?
With the estimated project cost in the $16,000,000 range and approximately $9,000,000 available from the Municipality and the CSCF, grants from upper levels of government and community fundraising are necessary for this development to proceed. This project is completely conditional on the receipt of this external funding assistance in the amount of approximately $7,000,000.
Of the $9 million available from the Municipality, $2.5 million was collected through a 6-year tax levy plan that began in 2010 and the Municipality will access $1.5 million from the Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation Municipal Fund. The CSCF has also committed $500,000 from the Community Fund toward the project.
A fundraising goal of $1 million has be set for the community to raise through the Flourish Campaign.
WILL THE RECREATION CENTRE IN CAMPBELLFORD HAVE A WALKING TRACK?
No. The Hastings Field House has a wonderful walking track for all residents and visitors to use.
WHY NOT JUST WINTERIZE THE OUTDOOR POOL?
The recreation and wellness centre will be much more than a pool. It will have a therapeutic pool, kitchen facilities, a new arena and multi-purpose rooms. The current outdoor pool is in a poor location with little parking, would require significant climate control, HVAC upgrades, and would not operate efficiently once enclosed. This was discussed in the community forum that later became the basis for the feasibility study and the community said clearly that they wanted a facility that provided a broader range of services.
I USED TO BE A COMPETITIVE SWIMMER AND I LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING BACK IN THE POOL.
Many others in the community have said the same thing, they look forward to having an aquatics facility that meets their needs. The pool being proposed is a four lane 25 m pool and has the capacity to host smaller, yet still formal, competitions.
WILL THE POOL GET ENOUGH USE?
The pool will serve all kinds of recreation needs. It will provide swimming lessons, aquafit programs, therapy programs, lane swimming etc. The municipality understands that recreation facilities often have operating deficits, but as long as they are manageable, these are critical services to provide and like many other municipal services are subsidized by tax dollars. Current capital cost spending on recreational facilities is $150,000 to $200,00 per year. The Municipality will be investigating partnerships (eg. YMCA, schools, Community Living) to maximize the use of the facility and ensure operating losses are minimized.