CKCF and SKWCF continue their support for DPIL

We are very excited to announce that the Chatham Kent Community Foundation (CKCF) as well as the South Kent Wind Community Fund (SKWCF) will continue their support to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. On June 25th we will receive a cheque for in total $8000: $5000 will come from the SKWCF and $3000 from CKCF.

With this money we will be able to add 50 children to this program or in other words to gift a little more than 2000 additional books to children in Chatham-Kent.

Currently we have 424 children in the program who receive a book in their name every month until they reach 5 years of age. Below is a breakdown by township as of June 2024:

TownshipNumber of children
BLENHEIM20
BOTHWELL4
CEDAR SPRINGS2
CHARING CROSS3
CHATHAM260
DOVER CENTRE3
DRESDEN13
GRANDE POINTE3
HIGHGATE1
KENT BRIDGE1
MERLIN7
MORPETH3
NORTH BUXTON1
PAIN COURT9
RIDGETOWN11
THAMESVILLE10
TILBURY14
TUPPERVILLE2
WALLACEBURG47
WHEATLEY10
TOTAL424

Some pictures of our Tree Planting

On May 22 we planted 18 trees along Mud Creek under the direction of our leader Jennifer Robinson. The locates were carefully chosen by the Municipality and we had help from our Aktion Club and a few members of the Sydenham Field Naturalists. Thanks to so many helping hands, the work was done in no time and we had a lot of fun. The trees were financed through the proceeds of our volunteering at cGaming. The pictures were taken by Mary Alice.

DACS Drama Group wins First Place at OMFA

The Dresden Area Composite School grade 8 wins FIRST place at the 2024 OMFA Provincial Finals!

Congratulations to all!

Results OMFA Virtual Provincial Finals 2024

Several of the Chatham Kiwanis Music Festival competitors were recommended to represent our festival at the OMFA Provincial Finals. Here are the winners and honourable mentions from the virtual competitions. Congratulations!!

Classical Piano Solo – level 2

Group A: Honourable Mention Kevin Le Chatham
Group D: 3rd Place Hayden Provost Chatham

Classical Piano Solo – level 4

Group A: 3rd Place Kaitlyn Cowan Chatham
Group B: 1st Place Georgie Biondi Chatham

Classical Piano Solo – level 5

Group B: Honourable Mention with Distinction James Pitblado Chatham
Group D: 1st Place Best In Class Yolanda Yuan Chatham

Classical Voice Solo – level 1

Group B: 1st Place Best In Class Alcina Wojkowski Chatham

Classical Voice Solo – level 2

Group B: Honourable Mention Myrah De Clerk Chatham

Classical Voice Solo – level 3

Honourable Mention Aden Babich Chatham

Choral Speaking Grade 8

1st Place DACS Drama Club Chatham

For all results visit: https://omfa.ca/virtual-festival/virtual-results

More Books Thanks to More Bottles

Thank you you CK for all of your generous donations this weekend, our bottle drive was another great success!

We raised over $1200.00!!

Your donations support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library right here in Chatham-Kent.

Thank you to all the volunteers of Kiwanis CK and their significant others, kids, grandkids etc, we couldn’t have done it with out you!

A very special shout out to Memorie Lane (https://memorielane.ca/) for all their empties from their Retrofest sales!!

The cans the Beer Store did not want, we took to Ahcom Shriners.