Your Guide To Chatham-Kent:
Did we leave something off our list? What do you think is Chatham-Kent’s top story of 2010?
December 28, 2010 at 6:38 am
I would like to add the 2010 Ontario Heritage Conference to this list. Organised by volunteers from the Chatham-Kent Architectural Conservancy of Ontario with major assistance from the Ontario Heritage Trust, the two-day event showcased the richness of our architecture and heritage. It brought 200 heritage architects, engineers, researchers and supporters to Chatham-Kent – many of them for the first time. Most of them stayed in local hotels or B&Bs. The emphasis was on local history, local food, local amenities. Big city visitors were astounded at all we have to offer – and some have returned with families and friends.
This is an example of how “culture grows our economy”
December 28, 2010 at 11:59 am
The Mary Webb Centre: the Highgate United Church was deconsecrated in June. A team of 8 volunteers spent the year getting the building professionally evaluated, holding a photography exhibition and staging a series of excellent concerts in the acoustically remarkable round church. During 2011 The Mary Webb Centre (named after a Highgate pioneer) will be transformed into a multi-use cultural and community centre not only serving the local area but continuing to draw people from across Chatham-Kent and beyond.
By linking with Ridgetown’s Ridge House Museum, The Mary Webb Centre will also spread the benefits of its facilities into the nearby community.
Another example of “culture growing our economy”.
December 30, 2010 at 12:11 am
One of the significant highlights of 2010 was the purchase by United Way of Chatham-Kent of the building at 425 McNaughton Avenue West. After 62 years of service to the Chatham-Kent community, the local United Way now has a permanent home – thanks to the generosity of the Fisher Family and an interest free vendor take-back mortgage for four years. The United Way Centre for Community Innovation, often referred to as “The 425″ is currently also home to several other local not-for-profit organizations – Cultural Coalition of Chatham-Kent, Chatham-Kent Block Parent Program Inc., Family Group Conferencing (a program of Chatham-Kent Children’s Services), Changing Ways, St. John Ambulance, Information and Volunteer Chatham-Kent, Good Neighbours (winter coats and backpacks for kids), the St. Clair Catholic District Separate School Board “Step Forward” Program and … our newest tenant – Habitat for Humanity! Come by and see what co-location can do to build community capacity!!
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