Grand Opening of Events for Life Centre!
Over 100 local residents, government officials, program participants, volunteers and more showed up for our open house and official grand opening on September 16.
We are a registered charity that provides day programs for developmentally-challenged individuals living in the Town of Blue Mountains and surrounding areas. We offer opportunities for social, recreational and lifelong learning.
Events for Life Centre Inc. (EFL) began as a summer program in 2013 under the leadership of the program’s founder, Shelley Higginson. Shelley ran the program for 2 summers from her farm outside Thornbury.
In July 2015, a Board of Directors was formed and with generous grants from Community Foundation Grey Bruce, Beaver Valley Outreach, the Sandford McFarlane Family Foundation and Grace United Church, we commenced operating day programs at Grace United Church in Thornbury. September 2015 saw EFL expand to a year round program. Later in 2015, EFL became Events for Life Centre Inc. and obtained its registered charity status.
EFL continues to grow offering programs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 3 days a week in the summer and 2 days a week during the rest of the year.
Your contributions and support matter! In August 2016, the Events for Life participants enjoyed a fabulous camping trip to Craigleith Provincial Park, which proved to be a magical experience for everyone involved!