After a long winter, we are all excited for warm weather!

With spring right around the corner, we say goodbye to snow and hello to April showers and May flowers! For the Community Foundation, spring always brings with it a tremendous feeling of vitality, as we look forward to announcing our community grants for the upcoming year.

As someone who cares deeply about our wonderful community, we hope that you will be excited to share this infectious energy with us at our upcoming Annual General Meeting and Grant Announcement Event. Our special guest will motivate you to jump on your bicycle and get outside to enjoy the warmth and sunshine! Read on to find out more. 
 
Please share a smile, and share this newsletter with friends and family!
Not a cloud in the Sky!
Things look great for our community foundation in the coming year! 

We don't let the grass grow under our feet and we are very excited to invite everyone to see what we accomplished in 2017, and what we have planned for 2018 and beyond.

Everyone is welcome to attend:

Annual General Meeting and 2018 Grant Announcement Event
FREE Screening of Murphy's Law with guest, Megan Murphy
Thursday April 19th
4:00 p.m.
Aron Theatre, Campbellford
Not your garden variety AGM!

We know how everyone feels about Annual General Meetings, they are like watching grass grow - not very exciting! That is why we are pleased to have Megan Murphy as our special guest this year. You may know Megan as a Peterborough radio station morning show co-host on  93.3 MyFM and 107.9 Classic Rock, and an afternoon drive co-host on Oldies 96.7, but did you know that she is also an award winning filmmaker?
  
We will be screening Megan's documentary film, Murphy's Law, which was honoured with the award for Best Documentary at the Fingal Film Festival in Ireland in 2016. The film primiered at Showplace in Peterborough, with two sold out shows, and has been screened at film festivals and theatres across Canada to rave reviews:
 
"I am now telling people the tears in my eyes are due to a sneezing fit. What a great tribute to your parents, your family and your father's original trip - and to you too! You did something totally amazing and turned it into something even better."

"I was among the privileged crowd who viewed your film in Calgary. You have inspired me to Smile More, Ride a Bike, Be Courageous and Cherish my Family and Friends. I will not, however, be hanging off of cliffs! Murphy's Law is a Beautiful Tribute to the Human Spirit. Thank You!"

Here is a brief synopsis of the movie -  On the eve of her 35 th birthday, Megan moved back into her childhood home. For the first time in her life, she was alone; both of her parents are dead. In cleaning out her parents' belongings, she found her father's journal, long believed lost in a fire. It chronicled his 1973 solo bike journey through Ireland when he was just 26 years old. Struggling with her own grief and broken heart, she decides to take her father's journal and his original 1973 red Peugeot and return to the land of her ancestors. Will retracing her father's journey help her to find her own way forward?
 
Megan will be on-hand after the screening to answer any questions.

Brighten up someone's day!

Trent Hills is fortunate to have a large number of organizations which provide necessary services and programming for our community. These organizations require support, not only by volunteering, but with donations as well. We would like to encourage everyone to be a ray of hope, and consider giving back to their community first.

...and we are here to help! We have developed an online resource, profiling our local charities, to help connect donors with the causes they care about. These profiles offer insight and inspiration to help donors direct their gifts to issues that are close to their heart. We hope you will be inspired by their work, and responsive to their needs. By deciding to "Give Where You Live", you can become a community builder; strengthening community well-being, now and for future generations - and perhaps brighten someone's day in the process! 

Another way to support your community, is by donating to the Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation. We are a charity for charities! Our assets support all the charitable causes within our community, including those profiled above. We are an endowment based public foundation, so gifts are pooled and invested, and the annual earnings will be granted back to the community -  forever!
Talk to us about how charitable giving can generate significant tax benefits for you in both annual and estate tax situations. 
W e are looking for bright-eyed and bushy tailed!

We've got the nuts! Acorns, that is - in our logo! The Community Foundation is looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers for its Board of Directors and various committees. If you are interested in "Growing our Community" and have a few hours here or there to contribute, please contact us! 

Our Vision
A strong,healthy, connected, inclusive, and caring community.

Our Mission
Champion the gifts of energy, ideas, and money, to enhance meaningful
and lasting impacts through grants, stewardship, leadership
and partnership that benefit our community.
Enjoy the beauty of spring as everything comes back to life - flowers, leaves and lawns!

As always, we invite you  to stop by our office, or give us a call, if you have questions about the work we do in our community.

We would be very pleased if you would share this newsletter with your friends and family.

Sincerely,
Martha, Pam & Board Members
Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation   
Campbellford/Seymour Community Foundation
705-653-2005 | info@cscf.ca | http://www.cscf.ca
 


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