April is Organ Donation Awareness Month. When you sign up to be a donor your decision means up to 8 lives can be saved and 75 can be improved. It only takes 2 minutes to register to be a donor. Just visit www.beadonor.ca
The Door has a bin for “e-waste” recycling at their 280 St. Patrick Street West location in Fergus. You can drop off all of your electronic waste, with the exception of microwaves.
Safe Communities Wellington County invites Youth 19 and under to submit a Video Message on Distracted Driving. Get your message out and maybe save some lives. It should be 60 seconds or less. The deadline is April 18. For more details. please visit: http://wellington.safecommunities.parachutecanada.org/
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington invites you to put a team together for “Bowl For Kids”, This year's theme is “Rock N' Bowl”, so get out your old concert tees! There are 2 dates to bowl – Friday, April 20 at Victoria Place Seniors Centre Fergus for an hour of Wii video bowling, and Sunday, April 22 at Woodlawn Bowl in Guelph. Visit their website https://centrewellington.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/
The Wellington County Museum presents the Tarot Lovers Works of Heart Exhibit. It focuses on The Lovers card of the tarot deck with over 45 artists work being displayed.
Centre Wellington District High School is taking pre-sale orders for a Truckload Rain Barrel Sale on May 2nd at the school. They’re $55 each and funds raised support their environmental program. Order yours at https://rainbarrel.ca/centrewellington/
The Upper Grand District School Board cares about the climate in our schools and well-being of students and staff. They invite grade 4 to 12 students and their parents to share their thoughts on the learning environment and relationships at their schools. To do the anonymous survey, please visit https://www.ugdsb.ca/ and click the School Climate survey link under Board News.
Make sure you’re on the voting list for this year’s municipal election and that your information is up to date and accurate. Just visit https://www.voterlookup.ca/
The Fergus Lions Club, members of the “Lions for Groves” initiative, have set a fundraising goal of $200,000 for the Diabetes and Patient Education Area of the New Groves Hospital. The Fergus Lions have pledged $40,000. They welcome support from the community to meet thier goal and are able to provide receipts for donations of $20.00 or more. Please visit www.ferguslionsclub.org for more information.
Get your tickets for Big Brothers Big Sisters Centre Wellington Big Split Twenty Six 50/50 draws. The draws are done every 2nd Thursday until December 6 at 8:20 with Erin and Dave on The Grand at 101. Get your tickets at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office on the 2nd floor of the Fergus market Place, Reckless Eric's in Elora, Fraberts.
Safe Communities Wellington County is looking out for you, and looking for your support. A safe community is one that promotes safe and healthy behaviour, and protects people from hurt and harm. If you or your organization are interested in getting involved with Safe Communities Wellington County through partnership or volunteering, contact Program Coordinator Christine Veit at 226-820-1413. Together, we'll make Wellington County the safest community in Canada!
Every day, thousands of students in our region go to school hungry. Studies have shown that a lack of healthy food leads to distraction, making it difficult for students to focus in school. This negatively impacts their grades, and their potential for success. The Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington's Food and Friends Program provides funding and support to 107 student nutrition programs in the local area, serving over 15,000 students. With your help, healthy food can be provided to these students. A TWO-DOLLAR donation will provide a nutritious breakfast for one hungry student. Give a little, change a lot! Learn more at www.livefreewdg.ca
If you or someone in your family has a problem with gambling, help is available. Gamblers Anonymous can provide help and hope. It's just a phone call away...Call 1-855-222-5542.
You are invited to the Centre Wellington Community Studio, where you can learn, create and share. There is a different assortment of classes, from pickling to knitting, to making your own soap products. These classes and workshops are unique. Most importantly, they are affordable for the families of Wellington County. There are new classes every week! To get more information, visit their website, www.cwcommunitystudio.com