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TCAG celebrates year of growth at Annual General Meeting

'As the year progressed, the TCAG saw unprecedented levels of user visits – over 10,000 in 2023'
Incoming, returning and outgoing board members of the TCAG Board of Directors.

On WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 the THOROLD COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES GROUP held their 42nd Annual General Meeting. The TCAG Board was joined by Staff, Members, and guests to review the 2023 fiscal year, report on Strategic Plan progress, and preview objectives for 2024.

In a message from the Board, Ken MacQuarrie, Board President, reported that “2023 was a year of growth in almost every area of the TCAG – programming, staffing, and facility usage all grew significantly in the past twelve months. As the year progressed, the TCAG saw unprecedented levels of user visits – over 10,000 in 2023 – and a significant increase in community utilisation of the programming and building.”

Grant revenue also increased significantly in 2023, enabling the TCAG to address some long- anticipated capital projects at the centre, such as a new facility roof. In addition, the TCAG was able to invest in several new programs and services, such as a youth bouldering wall in the gym, recreational programs for caregivers and infants, and, in partnership with other Thorold community organizations, a year-long program for health, community and connection for Older Adults. Additionally, the TCAG served as host to many community organizations and initiatives, such as monthly Pop-Up Produce markets and a Little Free Pantry to help support food security in Thorold, and a Little Free Library and book giveaways to support family literacy.

“The TCAG experienced amazing growth in 2023, and we are looking forward to exciting developments in 2024. New programs such as Beach Volleyball, and the growth of current programs such as our Leaders-in-Training camp for Tweens and Teens, will enable us to better serve the recreation and leisure needs of the Greater Thorold area. Our expansion to a second childcare site at the Allanburg Community Centre, in partnership with the City of Thorold and the Niagara Region, is a greatly anticipated and much-needed addition to serve the young families in our community.”

The THOROLD COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES GROUP is committed to ensuring that every member of the community has a safe place to play, engage and be inspired. If you wish to learn more about the TCAG’s programming or facilities, please visit the website at