On Sep 10 the MFRC-NCR will gather for the Annual General Meeting. Said to be on the largest attended AGMs, this year’s meeting will feature the ribbon cutting ceremony for the highly anticipated Youth Programs Cabin.
“There was a huge need by the community for a safe place for CAF youth to enjoy, to be able to participate in age-appropriate programming. It was a long time coming, and it has finally been purchased. It will be a safe environment for CAF youth to enjoy with the unique caveat that we are providing leadership development opportunities, for example this Cabin is going to be led by a youth advisory committee led by CAF youth,” noted Francesca D’Ambrosio of the MFRC-NCR.
The cabin was a major undertaking by the MFRC and will house many activities for the youth of the community. Some of these activities include a tutoring/homework club, a youth-run magazine, art clubs, community gardening and more.
There is still work to be done before the cabin can be transformed into the ultimate hang out spot for youth.
“The obvious problem is we have absolutely nothing to fill the room with! The wish list is quite modest, and we are of course looking for sponsors to help! So please reach out to the MFRC-NCR if you wish to assist/ sponsor the purchases, it would relieve so much pressure from all of us,” said D’Ambrosio.
There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony for Playtime Platoon Childcare Centre.
Themed “progress through collaboration,” this year’s meeting is a chance for the MFRC to showcase its vision and mission after an internal restructure. The MFRC also will share its lofty fundraising target of $375,000 to further improve the programs the Centre offers.
Other items on the agenda include discussing the Centre’s new partnerships. Already a significant partner this year, Carleton Place donated $20,000 to the MFRC and an allotment of office space.
“It is very important for us to highlight this partnership as it is the first of its kind while also enabling the MFRC to increase its breadth and depth of programming in the west end,” said D’Ambrosio.
To-date the confirmed attendance for the event is more than one hundred. The AGM will run from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will round off with a family barbecue. If you’d like to attend the meeting and open house please RSVP at [email protected].
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