2017 Grant Recipients

Lambton Senior Citizens Home Corp.

The Home Corp. requested funding to help install ductless mini-split heat pump in four areas: 3 - laundry rooms and the main lobby.  The building was built in the mid 1970's and did not include air conditioning.  The summer and fall months bring many challenges to the residents with breathing difficulties. The humidity and heat have made many areas of the building for health and safety reasons unusable by many of the residents.

Kiwanis Club of Forest

Digital Signage at the Kineto Theatre. These digital signs will replace two tired poster boards. One to advertise current and upcoming events and movies at the theatre. The other one to advertise community group activites free of charge.

Communities in Bloom/LCDS/Forest Garden Club

Requested funds to demo and reconstruct the Forest Community Garden. The new gardens will include 12 raised and lined beds and 7 smaller plots. The raised beds will improve accessibility.

NLSS Wrestling Mats

Requested funds to purchase a new set of wrestling mats to replace the 30+ year old current mats. The new mats can also be used for phys ed and fitness classes benefiting the whole school.

Forest Minor Ball

Requested funds for cement pads in the Coultis Park Dugouts.

Forest Agricultural Society

Requested funds to purchase storable picnic tables for all the events that are hosted at the fairgrounds throughout the year.

Lambton Shores Pickleball/Tennis Group

Requested funds to purchase new benches for the newly renovated tennis/pickleball courts.

NLSS Scholarship

Each year the Foundation funds a scholarship for a Forest graduate who demonstrates a combination of leadership, financial need, community and extracurricular involvement, and academic success.  As in past years, students who strive to be successful in this scholarship program will have a positive impact both within the school and in the community.

Lambton Shores Nature Trails

Requested funds to landscape around the new walkway trailhead at the beginning of the Forest trail and to install panels that describe the history of the area, flora of interest (depicted with student artwork), trail maps plus a donor recognition display on the inside plus wildlife and/or landscape artwork on the outside. This will make the trailhead more visible and thereby encourage more people of all ages to take up hiking in our natural areas and on our urban trails as part of a health lifestyle.

Forest-Lambton Museum

Requested funds to install cameras and a monitoring station to allow viewing of all artifacts when there are more guests that can be observed by volunteers or students during open hours.  Also to provide protection of the artifacts while the museum is closed.