Walking in Trent Hills

Campaign Co-Chairs Looking Forward to Wellness for all

Media Release

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Trent Hills, Ontario – The Trent Hills Wellness Campaign is an exciting and unprecedented venture that will enshrine wellness for all as a community priority in Trent Hills. Leading the Campaign are Co-chairs Kira Mees, Hastings, Sam McKeown, Campbellford and Scott Newman, Warkworth.

“In Trent Hills, we are quite fortunate to have a hospital and the recreational facilities that are currently available,” shared Mr. McKeown. “I am looking forward to being part of an initiative that will further develop health and wellness in our community.”

The Wellness Campaign is a partnership between the Municipality of Trent Hills, Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation and Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation to ensure residents have access to the highest quality of life, health and well-being. “Health and wellness for our community is crucial,” added Mrs. Mees. “I see this as a chance for groups and individuals to work together and learn about the opportunities in our community.

The Trent Hills Wellness Campaign is about one community, three initiatives, three lasting outcomes and something for everyone. “This is a unique opportunity where each partner can bring their experience to the table,” said Mr. Newman. “Working together will show everyone that this will really work.”

Sam McKeown is a Project Coordinator for Team Eagle Ltd., where he introduces new equipment and new technologies to the aviation industry, mainly for airfield maintenance and snow and ice removal. Mr. McKeown studied Architecture at Fanshawe College. Architecture continues to be a keen interest, spending his spare time in home and landscape design. Hockey and other sports are a large part of Mr. McKeown’s life, spending much of his childhood at the arena and other facilities around Trent Hills. He resides just outside of Campbellford.

Kira Mees lives in Hastings with her husband and two children. Mrs. Mees serves on the board at the Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation and has chaired the Community Relations Committee and the Youth Advisory Council. Professionally, Mrs. Mees works for Community Living Ontario as a Mentor Coordinator with the Passport Mentoring Initiative, a project that facilitates opportunities for high school students with intellectual disabilities to connect their interests to community.

Scott Newman is an active volunteer in the Trent Hills community. Serving as a member of the Trent Hills Fire Department, an Executive Member of for Percy Minor Hockey and an Executive Member of the Warkworth Community Foundation. Mr. Newman is also a member of the Friends of Warkworth Arena Community Group. He enjoys being active by playing sports as well as coaching minor sports in the local area. His willingness to assist his community is demonstrated with his involvement in many organizations and service clubs.  Mr. Newman is employed as a Broker for Newman, Oliver and McCarten Insurance and is a resident of Warkworth.

Contact: CSCF Office
Phone: (705) 653-2005
Email: cfoffice@xplornet.com