40 Years of Civitan in Almonte

Submitted by Grant CHAPLIN, Past President.

On January 22, 1972 Civitan International granted a charter to a new club formed in Almonte, Ontario. This club has grown and continued to be a leader and contributor to many civic events over the years. The Civitan Club of Almonte has provided medical assistance devices to many local residents, supported our local hospital and Fairview Manor, organized or supported many events past and present, such as Canada Day, Santa Parade, Light Up The Night, Celtfest, Almonte Fair, Relay For Life, Ride For Dad, etc., etc. Civitan has also been a continual supporter of youth through annual bursaries to local students and to local sports teams and athletes. All of these activities in support of our community are the reason that a service club exists and they have only been possible through the generous and continued support of our community.

In recognition of the support shown to our club over the years, the Civitan Club of Almonte is planning several events in January of 2012. These events are being planned to involve all of our community, both young and old, so that we can celebrate our 40 years of service with local residents.

Plans are still being finalized, but tentative plans are listed in the Events Section on the web site.