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Bluewater Ed. Foundation

The Bluewater Education Foundation works to develop and implement school improvement initiatives, create model programs, award grants, bursaries and scholarships, and leverage community resources to support, strengthen and improve education for learners of all ages in Bruce and Grey Counties.
The flagship initiative of the foundation is the redevelopment and continued sustainability of the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre.

Why do we need to raise funds?
Historically, government grants have not been available for Outdoor Education facilities. New requirements of the Institute demand an expanded and enhanced facility. Capital funding must be supplied through Board reserves and through the private sector. For this purpose the Bluewater Education Foundation was established. Our goal is to replace the current temporary facilities with more versatile, permanent buildings.

Challenges
The current aging facilities, except for the barn and farmhouse, are simply beyond refurbishment and are not equipped to support the increasing demand for the facility by students, and the community.
Included in the Inspired by Nature Campaign is the replacement of the classrooms, dormitories, and kitchen and dining facilities. This will be our legacy to the succeeding generations of our two counties and our province.
Phase 1 of this project, which included dorms, kitchen and dining facilities, was completed in 2006. Phase II of this project includes the building of new classrooms. Construction is set to begin in the spring of 2007.
We are now entering Phase III which includes:
* refurbishing the heritage barn
* establishment of an endowment fund to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Institute.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
To request information regarding the centre and donations please contact the Bluewater Education Foundation.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 283, Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0
Email: Bluewater Education Foundation

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