The fund was made possible through a bequest to Community Living Chatham-Kent by the late Father James Williams. Father Williams was an ongoing supporter of the work of Community Living Chatham-Kent and his bequest was made in honour of Rob McLandress.
Two awards of $1,000 each are given annually to people who have diverse abilities to assist in making a dream come true.
New this year, CLC-K was honoured to receive the Making a Difference Award from the Provincial Network Human Resource Forum on October 3, 2022, in memory of Lesa Jansen. The Provincial Network also presented CLC-K with a $1,000 donation, which was directed to the fund to make a dream come true.
The 2023 winners are:
Recipient #1 – You can often find David watching plowing matches, steam engine trains, horse & buggy videos, and tractors plowing fields. He also has a very extensive collection of trains, tractors, and farm animals. His dream is to visit the Henry Ford Museum to see the old cars, spend the night at a hotel, and then visit Greenfield Village. He mentioned how incredible it would be to see these in person as he has only ever read about them in books or online. We extend a BIG congratulations to David M.!
Recipient #2 – Ella has never been to a spa to experience a facial or massage. Her dream is to spend the night at a Bed and Breakfast in Blue Mountain, then visit the Scandinave Spa. She was quite excited to learn that this would include fluffy robes as well. She stated that this opportunity would rejuvenate, relax, and reconnect her. We extend another BIG congratulations to Ella L.!
Recipient #3 – And last, but certainly not least, Charlie. He is a lifetime Toronto Blue Jays fan! He often talks about wanting to go to a game. On Saturday’s, you can find him at the train station with his father, watching the trains come and go. His dream is to take the VIA to Toronto and stay at the Marriott City Centre Hotel, which is where he would watch the game from his room, for the ultimate viewing experience. Congratulations to Charlie B.!