CARLYLE - Recently, the Carlyle District Lions Club provided the newly formed Carlyle Community Complex Foundation a donation for $10,000.
The goal of the foundation is to focus on bringing the community together to establish fundraising programs. Funds are being raised to continue to maintain capital funds required for the life of a prekindergarten-Grade 12 school, a daycare facility and a community support centre.
“At our last meeting, the club unanimously agreed to donate the foundation $10,000,” said club vice-president Wayne Wilson. “These funds can be used as needed by the board and it is a good startup donation for them.
“There is no doubt that additional funds will be forthcoming by other organizations, individuals, businesses, and again by our club in the coming months and years. The Town of Carlyle has aging facilities and new infrastructure is woefully needed.”
“Our committee would like to thank the Carlyle and District Lions Club for their generous donation,” said Jared Riddell, who is an advisor for the foundation. “This is the first major contribution and will help our committee continue to research, advocate, and establish fundraising programs.
“Not only for the construction of a new facility but for the entire life of the project and the services it will provide. We are very thankful for this donation, and we continue to be proud to have such an amazing group of local Lions members that share the same vision for our community.
“In order to achieve our goal for a shared-use education complex and all-season community centre, it will not be possible without involvement and support similar to this. We ask everyone to follow us on social media and visit our website to learn more about how you can also help turn this long overdue project into reality, at www.carlylecomplex.ca."