Support for Wellesley Township Recreation Centre comes from all corners of the community
Wellesley Township, ON – With the recent announcement from the township that the Wellesley Township Community Health Centre will be part of the new Wellesley Township Recreation Centre project, the Something for Everyone Capital Campaign is pleased to announce the health centre’s new name.
“Today we are pleased to announce the campaign has a received a $500,000 donation from the Jones Family of Linwood in support of the new health centre,” said Capital Campaign Chair, Chris Martin. “The health centre building will be known as the Jones Family Health and Wellness Place.”
Jeff and Julie Jones are proud, life-long residents of Linwood where they raised their three children. Jeff and Julie are partners in Jones Feed Mill and their support for community events and projects can be traced back to their parents who were also greatly involved in the community. The Jones’ have been active with several community projects including the current Linwood Community Centre and baseball diamonds and more recently in the walking trail and memorial forest.
L-R: Joe Nowak, Mayor of Wellesley Township; Rosslyn Bentley, ED Woolwich Community Health Centre; Julie Jones; Jeff Jones; Chris Martin, Chair, Something for Everyone Capital Campaign (Photo: Mike Fritz)
“When we were raising our three children, we spent a lot of time in the township’s arenas and met a lot of great people along the way,” said Jeff and Julie Jones. “This new recreation centre with its expanded amenities will be a hub for the community. For us, the addition of the health centre to the build is a key component of the project. We use the current health centre, and with aging parents we feel that it is an important piece for our community wellness.”
Rosslyn Bentley, Executive Director of the Woolwich Community Health Centre which offers primary care services to people in the townships, said the donation from the Jones family allows the health centre to take important next steps in providing services. "With this new clinic attached to the Recreational Centre we will be able to build our public health centre into something more,” she explains. “Our services and programs will be even more visible to the public and we can create new opportunities for partnerships with regional organizations to bring more services rurally.” Bentley also expressed her gratitude to the Jones’ for their donation to the project. “We are so grateful to the Jones family for their generous support,” she said. “Successful entrepreneurs are often philanthropic and understand the importance of investment in community. Healthy engaged people build vibrant relationships and strong communities.”
“Today’s announcement of the donation from the Jones Family helps the campaign move closer to our fundraising goal of $2.5 million,” says Martin. “The support this project is receiving clearly demonstrates how this community has and continues to get behind and support community projects. This project is truly Something for Everyone and everyone is excited to see it come to life.”
To find out more about the Wellesley Township Recreation Centre “Something for Everyone” Capital Campaign, to donate to the campaign, purchase a seat in the new arena and to find out about upcoming community fundraising events visit www.something4everyone.ca.
About the Wellesley Township Recreation Centre
The Wellesley Township Recreation Centre will be located at Queens Burh and Hutchinson Roads in Wellesley Township. Along with an NHL-sized rink, the 62,000-square-foot facility will include eight dressing rooms (two fully accessible), a dressing room for the Applejacks Junior C hockey team, The Wellesley Township Community Health Centre, a youth centre, seniors’ centre, a gymnasium that can serve as a community centre, meeting rooms, fitness centre, a walking track, and a commercial kitchen. The outdoor portion of the complex will also include a multi-use court, skateboard park, active outdoor play centre, two soccer fields and outdoor walking trails.