Potential 2020 Berwick Soccer Season

Please see below for a message from Berwick Recreation:

Hello Everyone,

We hope you’re all having a fun filled winter! We here at Berwick Recreation are already thinking about the upcoming soccer season. As you may know, Troy and Shannon have been running this program on their own for quite a few years. As their children are now out of the program, they have decided to step back in their roles. They have graciously volunteered to help us transition to the next group of volunteers willing to take over.

We have divided the duties into 3 committees – the Organizing Committee, the Field Committee and the Canteen Committee

Organizing Committee – oversee registration, shirt orders, medal and trophy orders, making teams, scheduling, standings, coaches, refs and linesman, police checks, tournament day and email oversight

Field Committee – put up nets, ensure balls are inflated and replaced, lining fields

Canteen Committee – buying supplies, operating on game nights, garbage cans, cleaning bathrooms

If you and your family are willing to add your name to one of the committees, please email us here. Many hands make light work.

We are looking to have Registration Day potentially on Saturday April 4th. If we do not get enough volunteers to reach out by March 14th – we will have to potentially cancel our 2020 season.

This soccer program has been around for around for 30+ years – it would be a shame for it to end…

Amy Sanders-Michaud, Treasurer – Berwick Recreation and former Berwick Soccer player

 

Announcement of 2020 SDG Grant Programs

The Counties, Ontario – The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry is excited to announce the 2020 launch of the Regional Incentives Program and the Regional Tourism Grant Program. Both programs are aimed at supporting local businesses so they can Stay, Discover, and Grow in SDG Counties.

Regional Incentive Program

With $250,000 in funds available the Stay Discover Grow Regional Incentives Program offers support to local businesses/non-profits/community groups, covering up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $50,000 per property, per year. Numerous grant streams are available including façade, signage and property improvement, and trail improvement grants. Organizations can qualify for the Stay Discover Grow Regional Incentives Program if they meet certain criteria and are in SDG. For more information on the Stay Discover Grow Regional Incentives Program and to download an application visit SDGCounties.ca/stay-discover-grow (http://sdgcounties.ca/stay-discover-grow) . There will be two intakes in 2020, the deadline for the first round of intakes is February 21st, 2020 at 12:00pm. The second intake is expected in late spring/early summer.

SDG Regional Tourism Grant (RTG)

SDG Counties recognizes at times, community organizations and visitor destinations across SDG require financial assistance to develop, expand or continue special projects. With $25,000 in available funding SDG Tourism will provide limited financial assistance to the regional tourism sector within SDG. Grants will be awarded in sums as low as $2,500 to a maximum of $5,000. The RTG is aimed at supporting our local Tourism sector, and can be used to augment marketing efforts, improve new or existing events, with the overall goal of increasing the visibility of region within and beyond our borders, and enhancing the local economy.

To apply please visit SDGCounties.ca/tourism/grants (http://www.sdgcounties.ca/tourism/grants) and download your applications today! The deadline for submission is February 28th, 2020 at 12:00pm. There will be only one intake for 2020.

Quick Facts

* The Regional Incentives Program was founded in 2018 and has seen 23 applicants receive $350,000 in funding.
* The 2019 Regional Tourism Grant supported 12 local businesses/organizations with $25,000 going towards local tourism events.

Quotes

“The Regional Incentive Program and the Regional Tourism grants are important systems of support to our local businesses. We are investing in our businesses. We are investing in our people. SDG is truly a wonderful place to Stay, Discover, Grow, and we want the world to know it.”

–Nicholas Seguin, Tourism Coordinator

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What does the Counties do for you? SDG provides library services, regional economic development and tourism services, court services, land use planning, and vital transportation infrastructure – including the largest county road network in Ontario. SDG administers county-wide policing. SDG collaborates with community partners in providing emergency services, child care, public health, long-term care, and social assistance.

Contact:

Corporate Communications

communications@sdgcounties.ca

613-932-1515 x331

Eastern Ontario Local Food Conference 2019 / Conférence sur l’alimentation locale dans l’Est de l’Ontario 2019

More information on the conference can be found at www.eastontlocalfood.com 

We also invite you to read about Tareq Hadhad, the Keynote Speaker who is the founder and CEO of Peace by Chocolate, a business that was started on the East Coast of Canada – http://www.eastontlocalfood.com/speaker/tareq-hadhad-2/

Registration is done through the Ticketpro site – https://secure.ticketpro.ca/?lang=en&server=ww2&aff=NAV#def_1332979890

OCWA – Fall Hydrant Flushing for North Stormont – Oct 7 – Oct 25, 2019

Residents may notice a discolouration of the water at their homes during this period and for a short time thereafter.  If you notice a discolouration of your tap water, please run the water until it is clear. This discolouration is not hazardous to your health.  It is typical of a normal operating water distribution system.

 

Please call us if you have any questions or comments on how the Ontario Clean Water Agency can better serve you.

 

Thank you for your patience,