$8,500 in grants awarded
In this, the inaugural year of these Legacy Grants, the following awards were announced:
Brighton and District Curling Club – Junior Program – $4,500
“The overall objective of the junior program is to grow the sport, while offering young people ( ages 7 to 17 ) a chance to participate in a positive, confidence-building, energetic program. We encourage young people to learn this life-long sport, a sport that provides tremendous opportunity for socialization, team-building and plain old fun !” ( Susan Ruffo, Vice-President ). The Brian Todd Memorial Community Fund provided a grant of $4,500 for the purchase of a set of junior curling stones. This grant was made in recognition of Brian Todd’s deep connections to Masonry and the Brighton Curling Club.
East Northumberland Secondary School Bursaries – $4,000
For years, Brighton Masonic United Lodge # 29 has awarded bursaries to deserving graduating students of ENSS. The Brian Todd Memorial Community Fund is continuing this legacy with the annual awarding of two $2,000 bursaries. For 2020, these bursaries are awarded to twin sisters, Paige and Jessica Draaistra, who will be continuing their education at Fleming College (Business Administration Program ) and Trent University ( Teacher Education Stream ) respectively.
Jessica Draaistra Paige Draaistra