Efforts Renewed in Wawa's Lift For The Legion Campaign

Fundraising efforts to build a lift in Wawa's Legion Hall are being renewed.

Mary Ann Pearson of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 429 explains the renewed push comes as the Legion was successful in applying for a $100,000 federal "Enabling Accessibility" grant, but not for a matching provincial Ontario Trillium Fund grant.

To help with the Legion's applicaton for the federal funding, the Municipality of Wawa agreed in November to act as guarantor for $50,000 in funding - with the Wawa Economic Development Corporation to match that amount - though the Council resolution stipulated that the municipal funding guarantee would be cancelled if either of the Legion's applications to the federal or provincial governments were not approved - that means the Legion needs to raise the remaining funds for the lift.

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