Wawa To Act as Guarantor for Legion Funding Application

The Municipality of Wawa will act as a guarantor for some funding backing the local Legion's efforts to build a lift in the Legion hall - but there's a catch.

Wawa Economic Development Corporation CEO Maury O'Neill explains Royal Canadian Legion Branch 429 requested the municipality act as a guarantor for $50,000 in funding - with the EDC matching that amount - to allow the Legion to move forward on a federal government funding application.

O'Neill emphasizes the municipality won't actually pay out any money, as the Council resolution stipulates that the municipal funding guarantee will be cancelled if either of the Legion's applications to the federal or provincial governments are not approved.

In total, the Legion has applied for $200,000 in funding to build the lift - half from the province, half from the feds - with the remaining costs of the project expected to come from local fundraising.

This would build upon work already done at the Legion Hall: the installation of a barrier-free washroom and a ramp in the downstairs area.