News, Stories & Updates

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Naturalized Playground Grand Opening

Naturalized Playground Grand Opening

Posted Jun 30th, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to celebrate the grand opening of our Naturalized Playground at Bethlehem Place on Tuesday, June 27th!

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Bethlehem Place Community Garden

Bethlehem Place Community Garden

Posted Jun 20th, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

On June 19th some of the individuals and families at Bethlehem Place, our transitional housing program, created a community garden for residents to grow and harvest their own fresh produce.

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General Motors St. Catharines Employees Volunteer

General Motors St. Catharines Employees Volunteer

Posted Jun 12th, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

On Thursday, June 8, we had an amazing team of volunteers from the General Motors St. Catharines Plant help with the final touches of our Naturalized Playground.

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Why a Naturalized Playground

Why a Naturalized Playground

Posted May 31st, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

Natural play environments have advantages over purpose-built playgrounds because they stimulate more diverse physical activity and creative play.

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Merritton Lions Club, May Court Club of St. Catharines, Land Care Niagara – Naturalized Playground Bronze Sponsors

Merritton Lions Club, May Court Club of St. Catharines, Land Care Niagara – Naturalized Playground Bronze Sponsors

Posted May 26th, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

Thank you so much to the Merritton Lions Club, the May Court Club of St. Catharines, and Land Care Niagara for partnering with our Naturalized Playground Project as bronze sponsors. All three organizations provided funds or in-kind donations valued at $2,000 each.

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Niagara Community Foundation – Naturalized Playground Gold Sponsor

Niagara Community Foundation – Naturalized Playground Gold Sponsor

Posted May 24th, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

As our gold sponsor for the Naturalized Playground renovation at Bethlehem Place, Niagara Community Foundation (NCF) generously provided a grant $10,000 towards the project.

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Meridian Credit Union – Naturalized Playground Corporate Sponsor

Meridian Credit Union – Naturalized Playground Corporate Sponsor

Posted May 19th, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

Meridian Credit Union has partnered with our Bethlehem Place Naturalized Playground project as our Corporate Sponsor by providing $15,000.

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Wise Guys Charity Fund – Naturalized Playground Lead Sponsor

Wise Guys Charity Fund – Naturalized Playground Lead Sponsor

Posted May 12th, 2017 in News & Updates, Naturalized Playground Project

As our lead sponsor for the project, Wise Guys Charity Fund provided $20,000 for the Naturalized Playground project at our Bethlehem Place location.

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Brock University Staff & Faculty Volunteer

Brock University Staff & Faculty Volunteer

Posted Apr 28th, 2017 in News & Updates, Volunteers, Naturalized Playground Project, In the News

During National Volunteer Week, we had over 40 volunteers from Brock University’s Staff and Faculty to help begin prepping the site for the revitalization and redevelopment of the Bethlehem Place playground and extended yard, to create an inclusive naturalized environment and play area.

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Niagara College Broadcasting Students

Niagara College Broadcasting Students

Posted Apr 27th, 2017 in News & Updates, Volunteers, Naturalized Playground Project

A group of second year students in the Niagara College Broadcasting – Radio, Television and Film Program created an informative and promotional video for the Bethlehem Place Naturalized Playground.

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