Spring News from The Meeting Place Tobermory

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“Cover Your Walls Art Sale” Coming Soon

Submitted by Noreen Steinacher

There are some noteworthy things to update the community as we head into May.

Earlier in the year we thanked a number of businesses for their financial support to TMP in this difficult year. The support kept coming so we would like to extend a sincere thank you to our most recent business supporters; the Princess Hotel and Restaurant, The Fish and Chip Place and Peacock’s Foodland. 

Many of you by now know about our successful Good To Go Guided Meal Program, going into its 4th month. The program’s emphasis on equitable access, healthy meals and food rescue was recognized by the organization Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue charity, with a grant to help fund Good To Go for the remainder of the year. Did you know that 20% of the food distributed in the Good To Go meal kits in the first two months of the program was perfectly good rescued or surplus food, contributing to a reduction in food waste. This is a reminder we can all do more to reduce food waste in our own lives.

Since the launch of the report on the SPARK Housing Initiative there has been a lot of interest generated in housing on the Northern Bruce. We look forward to the first meeting of the Attainable Housing Task Force the first week in May and will follow their work through the summer.

For the first time ever, TMP will remain staffed over the summer months. Karla Trudgen will be working 2-3 days per week so please keep your calls and e-mails coming in. Karla has an amazing wealth of knowledge and will continue supporting TMP’s active on-line presence in the community as long as we need it. 

To wrap up, we are doing something new this spring. The Meeting Place will be hosting a fundraiser, “Cover Your Walls Art Sale”, a hybrid virtual and in-person sale of a unique collection of art. It will run for 4 weeks of on-line sales leading up to Saturday, June 19, 2021 for a final in-person viewing and sales at the Tobermory Community Centre. We are hopeful by that time we can have small numbers of attendees safely view the artwork. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information.