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Thorold school renamed after $1 million donation

'Today, was about gathering with people who were immensely moved by what happens at this school'
Ribbon Cutting - Mountainview Centre- Sept 2021
Pictured front from left to right: Leslie Memme, Mike Memme, MPP Sam Oosterhoff, MPP Wayne Gates, Mark Basciano (President of Mountainview Building Group), Kim Rossi (Pathstone), Regional Chair Jim Bradley, Adam Bienenstock Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds) Pictured in back from left to right: Shaun Baylis, (CEO Pathstone Mental Health), Terry Ugulini (Mayor of Thorold)

A Thorold school has a new name following a major donation to Pathstone Mental Health.

Yesterday, stakeholders gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Merrittville Highway, baptizing the campus Mountainview Centre of Innovative learning after the building group donated $1 million to the mental health agency.

According to a statement from Pathstone, the money was used to upgrade things like the buildings climate control- and ventilation, new lighting and play hubs with two outdoor classrooms.

The school is designated for students in need of specialized care, to prepare them to re-enter conventional schools.

The typical time that a student is enrolled is about a year, and serves kids in grades 1 through 8, and is open for students across the region.

“Today, was about gathering with people who were immensely moved by what happens at this school. No longer referred to as the school on Merrittville Highway, it was officially named after a company and organization that are both forward thinking, invested, committed, and filled with passion for the work they do,” said Kim Rossi of Pathstone.