The Thorold Community Activities Group (TCAG) is throwing their doors wide open and organizing an open house on February 13.
“Anyone in the community is welcome to come,” says the TCAG’s executive director Megan Gilchrist, in an interview with ThoroldToday. “As a community centre we’re uniquely placed that we can invite other non-profits and community organizations to come in and share the evening with us. That way we’re not only connecting our members to what we do but the greater community to what is available in Thorold.”
The open house is meant to be a fun, informative evening.
“Throughout the building there will be displays from different community groups — Some of them will be running activities,” Gilchrist says. “In the gym we’re going to have demonstrations of some of the classes that are available here and some of the new equipment that we’ve just been able to purchase through some grant money. People will be able to try those things out.”
Gilchrist is trying to get a wide variety of community organizations on board with event.
“We’re hoping to have something for every age group,” she says. “There will be things for kids, things for families, things for folks who are just looking for ways to connect with the community, adults and seniors.”
The open house is not the only exciting thing happening at the TCAG these days. For the past few months the TCAG has been fundraising, in hopes of being able to fix up and replace their current roof with a green roof.
“We already raised enough money to replace the shingled portions,” Gilchrist says. “We are still looking for community donations and partnerships for the green aspect of the roof. We’re waiting to hear from the grant. From there, we’ll have an idea of how much more we’re looking at raising.”
With the open house, the TCAG hopes to get more local community members involved with the activities group.
“If you’re curious about us or you’re looking to connect with other community resources, this is a great opportunity,” says Gilchrist. “There’s no harm in trying. Come on out and if you find something to connect with, whether it’s us or another community organization, that’s great.”
The open house will take place at the TCAG on Richmond Street on Monday, Feb. 13 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.