The Society's Bruce Power Local has been making headlines recently for their generous contributions to various causes in their communities. The donations, which come from the Local's Community Donations Fund, are aimed at giving back to the communities that we call home.
Bruce County Public Library Bookmobile
The Bruce County Public Library Bookmobile is currently raising funds to launch a Bookmobile in 2022. The intent of the Bookmobile project is to help promote literacy by removing barriers to accessing library service like senior isolation and mobility issues, financial barriers to library and internet access and proximity to a library. By purchasing and modifying a vehicle and hiring a staff member to deliver scheduled visits and programs across the county, the Bruce County Public Library will provide connectivity, both digital and social, to those underserved community members.
The Society's Bruce Power Local was pleased to donate $10,000 to the project and are looking to forward to seeing the project launched.
Huron Shores Hospice
The Society's Bruce Local is pleased to support this vital service for the community. We believe that people deserve peace and dignity in their last days. That means the ability to receive free, high-quality end-of-life care, close to home where they can be supported by their loved ones. We are proud to support our community hospice as a demonstration of our vision that unions build stronger communities.
Stoney Island Conservation Area
The Society of United Professionals was present for the first test run of the new tracksetter trail groomer at Stoney Island Conservation Area. The Society was proud to donate $2,760 towards the cost of this groomer used to set the classical ski tracks. The old groomer – a blacksmith-made lump of heavy metal – was too heavy for the 70+ year old volunteers who groom the trails and resulted in a poor trail for skiers to follow. The new groomer sets excellent tracks for skiers and good trails result in safe skiing. Demand to ski has grown steadily over the past few years, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Conservation Area boasts classical skiers of all ages.