Pathways Health Centre for ChildrenLaunches $1.6 Million Phase 2 Therapeutic Pool Campaign


On Tuesday, November 27th, Pathways Health Centre for Children officially announces a $1.6 Million Phase 2 Therapeutic Pool Campaign at its facility located on Murphy Road, when our first large Phase 2 campaign contribution will be announced. Pathways Health Centre for Children is regarded as the leader for programming for inclusiveness and accessibility in the community of Sarnia Lambton. The Therapeutic Pool is a big part of rehabilitation and recreational therapy for many of these children and youth. And if anything good came out of the pool closure early this year, it was that it demonstrated how important the pool was to Pathways’ clients, and to thousands of others in our community, especially our growing number of seniors who use the pool for rehabilitation and wellness activities. It is a unique facility, and there is a definite need for it in our community. With our founding partner, the Rotary Club of Sarnia whose vision made Pathways a reality 42 years ago, the Pathways Therapeutic Pool became a reality in 1987, along with support from the Ministry of Health, Easter Seals and the community at large. The total cost of the Phase 2 Campaign is approximately $1.6 Million. Pathways has applied for provincial government support through infrastructure funding, and is exploring the possibility of federal infrastructure support. An Ontario Trillium Foundation Capital grant application has also been submitted. These funds are specifically in support of the Phase 2 Therapeutic Pool Campaign. In addition we are seeking support through local foundations, corporate and private donations. On hand to join in the celebration will be City of Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, Alison Mahon, President of the Rotary Club of Sarnia and members, Pathways Board, staff, pool users and families. Ms. Greensmith stated, “We are very thrilled that we are seeing the positive results of the hard work we have done over this past year. This is a good news story for Sarnia-Lambton. Sustaining this pool for generations to come means so much to our children, their families and the community as a whole”. Pathways has provided leadership in serving children with special needs in the community for 42 years. Over the course of that time, new services have been added while others have grown in complexity. In response to demonstrated need and community demand, Pathways has developed innovative programming that adheres to best practice standards, as much a part of vision as of necessity. For More Information Contact: Jenny Greensmith, Executive Director, Pathways 519-542-3471 ext. 237 or jgreensmith@pathwayscentre.org Visit the website: www.pathwayscentre.org 


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