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Mason Donation

THANK YOU TO THE MASONIC LODGE #24 AND EASTERN STAR CHAPTER #22

December 11, 2017

With a long history in Vermilion, members of the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star Chapter have worked together to build a strong community and support worth while causes. 

Rex Cunningham, Worshipful Master, Masonic Lodge #24 and Hilda Bell, Worthy Matron, Queen Esther (Eastern Star) Chapter #22 present a donation of $25,000 to support the modernization currently underway at Vermilion Valley Lodge, following a vote of their members. 

Rex noted "The Masons have a 112 year history locally of supporting worthy community projects."

"The Lodge is close to our hearts as it has been home to our members, neighbors, and friends over the years. Residents deserve a comfortable, safe home." Expressed Hilda. 

The VDHF Capital Campaign thanks the members of these 2 community groups for their support of our area seniors. Receiving the donation was CAO, Vermilion & District Housing Foundation, Sheri Heller and Dawn Flaata, Capital Campaign Community Volunteer and Eastern Star Member. 

 


 

 

Long's Value Drug Mart Donation

THANK YOU TO LONG'S VALUE DRUG MART

December 3, 2017

The Long Family, deeply rooted in the Vermilion Area for over 100 years, knows the significance of keeping seniors in our community in safe, affordable housing. Long's Value Drug Mart has pledged $25,000 to the Vermilion & District Housing Foundation to support the modernization of the Vermilion Valley Lodge. Jason Long recognizes this as a priority. 

"Residents of the Lodge have been, and continue to be, our valuable customers and we are pleased to support this project." 

Charlotte Smith, on behalf of the Living Well Capital Campaign, thanked The Long Family and staff of Long's Value Drug Mart for their contribution to this valuable infrastructure in our community. 

 


 

Snelgrove Family Donation

THANK YOU TO THE SNELGROVE FAMILY!

November 24, 2017

The Snelgrove's traditionally step up to the needs of our community, but like so many of our local businesses, often do it quietly. We are so happy they agreed to allow us to feature their generous commitment of $25,000 towards the Living Well Capital Campaign to modernize the Vermilion Valley Lodge. 

"We are so very grateful for the Snelgrove Family and their dedication to our community. This is a true multi-generational family gift that spans past and present, and it was so fitting that Mr. Snelgrove Sr. provided their initial instalment to The Snelgrove Family pledge of $25,000." Brenda Lee, Volunteer Chair - Vermilion & District Housing Foundation's Living Well Capital Campaign.


 

 

Webbs of Vermilion

THANK YOU WEBB'S OF VERMILION

November 15, 2017

The VDHF Capital Campaign is pleased to announce that Webb's of Vermilion has donated $100,000 towards the modernization project at the Vermilion Valley Lodge.

"We feel that the Lodge expansion project is such an important project in our community." Said Scott Webb, Owner & Manager of Webb's Machinery. "As a business that has been around for 80 years, Webb's is thankful for the support over the years and now it is an opportunity for us to give back. It is something we have always done is give back to the community that has supported us."

Dealer Principal of Webb's Ford, Mike Webb agreed, "We have a lot of customers past and present that have lived or will eventually live at the Lodge. This is a way for us to say Thank You and in a few years, we may be joining them there."

Vermilion & District Housing Foundation Living Well Capital Campaign Chair Brenda Lee expressed her thanks, "We can't thank Scott, Mike and the Webb Family enough for this generous gift to the modernization of the Vermilion Valley Lodge. For over 80 years, the Webb's businesses have taken a lead in supporting our community. This donation is very reflective of their ongoing investment in our community, the people, organizations and the critical infrastructure that keeps our community strong and healthy."

 


 

 

John Lychak with entertainer Danny Hooper

THANK YOU, JOHN LYCHAK and ROTARY CLUB OF VERMILION

John Lychak's work of art helped raise over $11,000 for the Lodge Modernization project at the Rotary Harvest Gala auction!

 


 

Campaign volunteer David Eremko with Lawrence Ferbey

THANK YOU FERBEY'S SAND & GRAVEL 

November 17, 2017

The VDHF Capital Campaign annunced that Ferbey's Sand & Gravel has contributed $10,000 to the Lodge Modernization project. Owner Lawrence Ferbey said, "Our gravel business has had the support of the community for over 40 years. We are very grateful and we would like to say Thank You back".

 


 

 

Cornerstone Co-op Donation

CORNERSTONE CO-OP DONATION

October 13, 2017

A sincere Thank-You to Cornerstone Co-op for your support of our area seniors!

Cornerstone Co-op is proud to support the Vermilion & District Housing Foundation's Living Well Campaign with a $10,000 donation towards the Valley Lodge Modernization Project. Co-op values our seniors as pioneers in what our community has become and the contributions they continue to make.

General Manager Graham Getz: "We are proud that we are a Cornerstone of our communities and this investment illustrates that. This is a great community initiative for Cornerstone Co-op to support and shows our level of commitment to our local members and communities for decades and generations to come."

 


 

 

LIONS CLUB DONATION

September 20, 2017

Thank you to the Vermilion Lions Club for their donation of $5,000 to the Vermilion & District Housing Foundation's Living Well Capital Campaign. The modernization project will be replacing the three oldest wings of the existing facility and creating a modern, comfortable home for our area seniors. Featured here is Lions Club member Barry Clampitt and Living Well Capital Campaign Volunteer Craig Brown. 

The new building will include 52 new, 350 sq. ft. rooms, each with a small kitchenette and walk-in shower. Of the 52 rooms, 4 will be one bedroom couple's suites for a total of 124 rooms and a maximum of 130 residents. 

 


 

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LIVING WELL CAPITAL CAMPAIGN MILESTONE DAY
 
$1.1 MILLION RAISED 
 
Dignitaries, friends and family joined in support of the Valley Lodge Modernization project on November 19, and shared an opportunity to give back to the community and be a hero to our beloved seniors! 
 
Capital Campaign Chair, Brenda Lee announced that the community has already raised $1.1 million of its $1.5 million community fundraising goal.
 
We wish to thank our donors for their generous contribution to the well-being of our area seniors.
 
 
 (I-R) County of Vermilion Reeve Dale Swyripa, Mike Webb from Webb's of Vermilion, John Lunty from Rotary Club of Vermilion, Brenda Lee Chair of the VDHF Capital Campaign Committee, Mayor Caroline McAuley, and Sheri Heller, CAO VDHF

 
DECEMBER EVENTS 
 
Dec 4 Grade 6 Singers; Dean Mari entertains (evg)
Dec 12 Quartet Singers
Dec 13 Christmas Party
Dec 14 Family Christmas w Brenda Bean
Dec 15 Brianne Wheat & Family
Dec 16 Junior B Caroling
Dec 18 Mennonites
Dec 29 New Year's Eve Party
 
 The Christmas Cantata drew a full house on Nov 26