Dufferin Aggregates donates $200,000 for fall fair building
- Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 5 Jul 2006, p. 3
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Dufferin Aggregates presented a cheque for $200,000 to the Acton Agricultural Society's It's More than Fair Campaign, yesterday afternoon in a ceremony at Prospect Park. Funds raised will aid the construction of a new multi-use community building in Prospect Park. The Dufferin commitment is a combination of cash and materials. "Giving back to the community is an important part of what Dufferin Aggregates does. We have made a point to contribute to many organizations and institutions benefiting all local residents," said Bill Galloway, general manager, Dufferin Aggregates. "The project is a perfect fit for Dufferin. Acton is a growing, vibrant community. We believe the new building will be a tremendous asset and we're proud that our contribution will lay the foundation for a long-term home for the Fall Fair and also bring indoor soccer to Halton Hills." "We're very grateful for this generous gift," said Campaign co-chair Brent Marshall, who added that it was the largest the campaign has received to date. It is a significant step in reaching the $350,000 commitment the Town of Halton Hills has said the Society must have before the project can go to tender. "This project requires over 6,000 tonnes of aggregate," said Andrea Borrie, Dufferin Property and Resource manager. "It will be nice to know there are locally produced materials being used in the construction. The cash contribution will help pay for labour and materials we can't provide." The group's goal is to raise $750,000 by the end of the year. The multi-use facility will give the Agricultural Society a permanent home for its Fall Fair, provide a venue for community groups and events and provide indoor soccer pitches for the Acton and Georgetown Soccer Clubs.
Dufferin Aggregates stepped forward to become the first major donor to the Acton Agricultural Society building fund with a $200,000 donation kicking off the campaign in style. At a press conference at Prospect Park Tuesday afternoon in front of the location of the new building, the cheque was presented, bringing the multi-use facility closer to reality. Not only will it be a home for the Acton Fall Fair, but indoor soccer will be played in it during the off-season Taking part in the presentation were, in front, Andrew Spill, 4 (left) and his brother Paul, 8 of Acton Soccer. Second row, from left, Dufferin Aggregates Property and Resource manager Andrea Bourrie, Dufferin Aggregates general manager Bill Galloway, `It's More Than Fair' campaign co-chairs Norm Elliott, Jim Pink and Brent Marshall. In back, Dufferin Aggregates personnel Frank Ditmar, Ken Zimmerman, Rob McDougall, Richard Erdmann and Ralph Carnovale.
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- Galloway, Bill ; Marshall, Brent ; Borrie, Andrea ; Spill, Andrew ; Spill, Paul ; Eliott, Norm ; Pink, Jim ; Ditmar,
Frank ; Zimmerman, Ken ; McDougall, Rob ; Erdmann, Richard ; Camovale, Ralph
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