Stanley Bridge Memorial Society Fundraising
SBC launching major fundraiser to celebrate former church’s 100th anniversary
The Stanley Bridge Memorial Society is launching an ambitious campaign to raise $100,000 for renovations to the Stanley Bridge Centre by 2020, dubbed the ‘100 By 100’ campaign.
The Stanley Bridge Centre, a former United Church decommissioned in 2009, will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020. A lot has happened since the building became an iconic community landmark, including its successful transformation into a multi-purpose facility that has hosted many entertainment, history and cultural events over the past several years including the more recent Father Bolger history circle.
The campaign will help pay for much-needed renovations including a new kitchen, washroom and roof.
Come help us thrive for another 100 years. Be part of the “100 by 100” campaign.
Fundraising Auction A Smashing Success!
Paul H. Schurman and his wife Barb were among several members of the Stanley Bridge Memorial Society who helped make the June 16 fundraising auction at the Stanley Bridge Centre (SBC) a smashing success. Approximately $2,150 was raised for the SBC’s building fund. Paul is holding a hockey stick he received from Ottawa Senators blueliner Dion Phaneuf, one of hundreds of items sold at the auction. Auctioneer Dennis Lowther generously contributed his services free of charge. A big thank you to everyone who participated in the auction – organizers, donors and buyers.
Story and photo by Jim Brown.
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Carr’s Oyster Bar makes a Generous Donation to the Centre … Thank You Carr’s !
The Community of Stanley Bridge is our main supporters and we thank them for continuous and on-going generosity. Carr’s Oyster Bar is but one of the community spirited and philanthropic businesses in Stanley Bridge. Check us out … #BestPlaceOnEarth #BelieveIt. (Twitter)
The Sobey Foundation Donates to Stanley Bridge Centre
May 3, 2014
Stanley Bridge Memorial Society volunteers took a break from their work on May 2. They were preparing for the May 3 pancake breakfast fundraiser at the Stanley Bridge WI. The lavish meal also included sausages, homemade baked beans, cheese, fruit, jam, cinnamon rolls, juice, tea and coffee.
Centennial Quilt Raffle
2013 – 2014
Above, Helen MacEwen, a member of the Stanley Bridge Memorial Society’s board of directors, holds one corner of this beautiful quilt, while another board member, Murdock Morrison, holds the other. The Centennial Quilt, named in honour of the province’s 150th anniversary in 2014, is valued at more than $1,200. The quilt was spread out across pews at the Stanley Bridge Centre recently. Tickets will be sold over the coming months and money from the sale will support needed renovations at the former church. Tickets will be available, at four dollars apiece or 3 for ten dollars, on November 3 at the New London Community Complex’s Christmas craft sale, 10 am to 2 pm.
An Evening of Music
At 7 pm, Sunday, Nov 17, the Island Masonic Choir, Men in Motion, and the Milton Anglican Church Community Choir, Just For Fun, Presented an evening of music in the New London Community Complex. Proceeds went to support the Stanley Bridge Centre Building Fund.
2012 Quilt Raffle Winner
The winner of the prize basket in the ticket purchase draw at the New London Community Complex Craft Fair was Jim Weeks of Stanley Bridge.
The winner of the prize basket in the ticket purchase draw at the Stanley Bridge WI Hall was Maureen Fryday of Stanhope.