Town Hall Feb. 2018 – Outcome

A Town Hall community consultation was held Feb. 3, 2018 hosted by the Trustees, Canada Day 150 Surplus Funds, to solicit input from the broader community on how to invest the surplus funds in ways that would benefit our community and honour our promise to Canada Day 150 donors to use the funds for charitable purposes in our community.  The Trustees are tasked with fund disbursement decisions.  We’ll post those decisions as well.  Check back shortly for news on that.

Thank you to all who participated in the community consultation meeting!  It’s much appreciated.

Trustees, Canada Day 150 Surplus Funds
Anna Allevato,   Tom Lundy, Muriel McKee, Cindy Pulchinski

Summary of Town Hall Community Consultation held Feb. 3, 2018
Purpose of Meeting
– Invite members of the PaB community to share ideas on how best to utilize the surplus proceeds from Canada Day 2017 for the benefit of the greater community.

Treasurers Report
– revenue in = $34,573.42. Expenses = $21, 263.38. Bank balance = $13,310.04 Outstanding expenses = $678.00.   Surplus Funds = $12, 632.04.

Canada Day 150 Planning Group has folded having fulfilled its mandate. They did agree to appoint the four executives as trustees of the funds to manage decisions of disbursement of surplus funds. This is not a charitable organization; that would require Federal approval.

Community Input
Representatives from various community groups involved in fundraising for their respective interests were solicited for potential fund considerations. The following groups stated they did not need money:  Florence Church, Arts on the Bay, Bottle Drive, Snowmobile Club, Seniors Group, PaB Pickleball.

The following suggestions were given for consideration of funds:

-extra tint on community centre windows at top to cut glare for pickleball
-shelter/gazebo at cemetery
-park benches for area near new children’s playground
-donation toward new community centre chairs
-donation toward air conditioning for community centre
-Habitat for Humanity
-donation toward fireworks for Canada Day 2018
-donation toward “raise the roof” fund.  The TOA is holding donated funds of $4,335 towards this.  Matt French and David Penfold have spearheaded efforts for “raise the roof” fundraising in the past and currently have $11,500 in the fund.  A covered outdoor recreation complex will lend itself to many activities and uses in the community.
-shelter/heated storage for fire pump at rink and change room
-seed money for Canada Day 2018 fund
-Community Christmas party

Additional comments:
-Bottle Drive to be incorporated with Province (approx cost $4,000).
-What do Islanders want? How do we get their feedback?
-Matt French and David Penfold volunteered to organize a group for fundraising for the “outdoor recreation complex”
-Suggestions were made for representatives from the various community groups to meet annually to discuss planned activities and identify broader community needs.  This may enhance and help coordinate fund raising efforts and reduce “donor fatigue” in community.

Next Steps
The Trustees will consider the suggestions and determine how funds will be disbursed.  Decisions will be posted on this website.

How will Pointe au Baril Celebrate Canada Day 2018!?  

Are you interested in sharing ideas, helping to make it happen?   Let us know.  What about taking the first step – putting out a call to initiate the conversation?  We’re happy to offer the help of this website and our community’s facebook page to put out a call inviting folks to come together to share ideas.  Contact us at


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