Wrapping up 2014

We had a busy, successful year in 2014.

On Nov 29th we wrapped up the first year of promotion and raising community awareness of the Almaguin Umbrella Project with a festive gathering at Highlander Brew Co.

See News highlights of the year for Almaguin Umbrella

Thank you for your support of the Almaguin Umbrella Project.
I am filled with gratitude for support of a number of volunteers and PARC who helped organize and host events, and to the community members who have supported this project by attending and spreading the word – “Together, We’re Better”. I’m especially thankful to the Almaguin News for sharing the story of this project with the community.

Highlights from 2014:

  • We hosted three well-attended community events highlighting local food, entertainment and appreciation for the value of working together.
  • Todd Lucier presented to the AHED spring Showcase Almaguin event in Burks Falls and made two presentations to Central Almaguin Economic Development Association and presentations to South Almaguin Economic Development Committee, Municipalities of Powassan Economic Development Committee, and Almaguin Highlands Economic Development Committee. In short, everyone supports the project!
  • In November, Northern Edge Algonquin hosted a best practice mission from Atlantic Canada involving a number of community partners throughout Almaguin.

What’s next?
In 2015, we move from talking about the needs of our community, and discussing Umbrella Project priorities to making it happen. How exciting is that?

. . . and the best part, we’re going to make it happen together.

The first meeting of the newly-formed Almaguin Umbrella Committee will be:  6 pm – 8 pm on Thursday January 15th
at the South River Municipal Office, 63 Marie St., South River.

At this meeting, we’ll meet one another and take our first steps together.  Would you like to be involved?  Drop us a line and we’ll figure out the best role you can play in helping enhance the vision of a more robust, united and inspired Almaguin Highlands.