Community Services Recovery Fund

November 23, 2023

We’re excited to share some news that directly impacts our mission at the Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives. Thanks to the Community Services Recovery Fund, a generous initiative by the Government of Canada, we’ve been awarded a $38,000 grant, distributed by Community Foundations of Canada and the Aylmer Area Community Foundation.

AACF and Museum representatives photographed in Monteith ParkAylmer Area Community Foundation Board Member Dennis Boadway, Collections Manager Sarah Bentley, and Office Manager Kathi Vandermeer. Image courtesy of the Aylmer Area Community Foundation.

This grant, part of a $400 million investment, aims to support community service organizations in adapting and modernizing post-COVID-19. The Government of Canada delivered the Community Services Recovery Fund through three National Funders – Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada. As we navigate these challenges, we’re grateful for the recognition of our role in the community and the acknowledgment of the evolving needs we face.

In response to the funding, we have hired a consultant to review our governance and bylaws. This strategic move will help us strengthen community ties, enhance membership and volunteer efforts, refine fundraising strategies, and invest in digital infrastructure. Additionally, part of the grant will be used to purchase three laptops, supporting research and volunteer activities.

A big thank you to the Aylmer Area Community Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, and the Government of Canada for their support. Your commitment to community well-being and recognizing the crucial role organizations like ours play is deeply appreciated.

Thank you, Aylmer Area Community Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, and the Government of Canada, for investing in the future of Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives and empowering us to serve our community better.

Thank You for Attending the Tour of Homes!

November 22, 2023

The Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives Tour of Homes Committee would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made the Tour of Homes such an incredible success! We had a record year, with over 700 people participating in the tour, and we couldn’t have done it without your support.

A special thank you to the homeowners for opening their homes for the tour!

  • Donna and Ken Gallagher
  • Karen and Keith Hunt
  • Barb and Dan Pede
  • Leah and Andrew Sleegers

The Tour of Homes Committee & Decorators

  • Bozena Boadway
  • Julie Cox
  • Brigitte Fedorowich
  • Yvonne Gavey
  • Jacquie Jeffery
  • Larry Jeffery
  • Sandra Nesbitt
  • Barb Pede
  • Dan Reid
  • Kara Stanley
  • Sue Shackleton
  • Michele Toth
  • Amanda VandenWyngaert
  • Kathi Vandermeer
  • Tricia Van Gorp
  • Deb Waite

Merchants, Contributors, & Ticket Sellers

Thank you to the myriads of volunteers who staffed the homes even though not members of the museum. Thank you to the local businesses who placed advertisements in our ticket, donated door prizes, and provided samples. Finally, thank you to the community and tour-goers; without your support and enthusiasm, the tour would not have been such a success!

Please check back again next year to join us for our 20th tour!