RED ROCK – The Township of Red Rock has been awarded a $1,000 Centennial Community Grant from Union Gas to support the Red Rock Beautification Committee to continue their stride to restore green spaces within the Township of Red Rock. The funds will be used to purchase trees and shrubs and create a boardwalk around the water feature. Union Gas is celebrating 100 years of delivering safe, reliable and affordable service to customers and communities across Ontario in 2011. This award is one of 100 Centennial grants of $1,000 each that Union Gas is giving out to support charitable projects focused on the environment, community safety and education across the province.
“A passionate commitment to stewardship, safety and win-win relationships are all central to our business culture and operations,” said Ian Ross, Northwest District Manager of Union Gas. “Our success as one of North America’s premier natural gas storage, transmission and distribution companies is shared with the communities we serve and we can’t think of a better way to mark this occasion than by giving back to a community program that so closely aligns with these business values.”
The community has been rebuilding itself since the mill closure in 2007 to become a community that promotes tourism. The community has been working through a beautification process and waterfront development. The water feature and the Red Rock Park provides a phenomenal space that will develop into a space to congregate and enjoy the amazing surroundings that make Red Rock the “Superior Treasure” that it aspires to be and is increasingly gaining a reputation as.
The Township of Red Rock – Beautification Committee: Red Rock’s Beautification Committee is a volunteer organization which energetically functions for the purpose of rejuvenating aesthetics in the town with a focus on improving deteriorated green spaces within the Township of Red Rock. They work tirelessly to provide community green spaces that compliment the town’s natural beauty. Over the past few years this group of volunteers totaled over 3,200 volunteer hours in which flower gardens, hanging baskets, tree planting, park development and restoration. The committee has also crafted park benches and bridges, a gazebo, pergola and deck for the Red Rock Park.