New Recreation Centre: Fundraising Appeal

Dear friends,      

Last Spring I distributed a survey on a potential new Recreation Centre and your responses were overwhelmingly positive as long as local tax increases could be kept below inflation. I explained that it is possible providing that we got a significant grant. Quebec has recently announced a program which could provide significant funding. The deadline to apply is very soon – Feb. 23 2018.

We are well on the way to completing our grant application but we need your help.

The key factor that will probably convince Quebec is community support. The survey results are one indication but far more important is donations from residents. Both the number of donors and the amount that we can raise will be important.

The Recreation Centre will have a gym (basketball, badminton, pickle ball, etc), fitness room, mini library with toys and books, game room, café, party room, auditorium, and more. It will serve all ages from toddlers to seniors.

There is an important reason for you to support this project, even if you do not use the new facility. It will increase the attractiveness of our community for new home buyers and that will lead to higher house values. So please think of a donation as an investment the same as when you put money into improving your house.

Tax receipts will be issued for all donations of $50 or more so for most of us that cuts the true cost in half. We will have a donor wall recognizing donations at different levels. For major donors, there will be naming rights for the gym, the auditorium, fitness room, game rooms, etc.

For now, all we need are pledges. Unless we get a substantial grant we will not proceed but we need pledges very quickly.

Pledges can be e-mailed to or faxed to Brinda 514-369-8229.

If you are considering a large donation, please call Councillor Harvey Shaffer at 514-754-3184 for details on the available naming rights for parts of the new Centre.

I thank you all for your consideration.

Bill Steinberg
Mayor, Town of Hampstead
Issue Date: February 11, 2018


Wall Plaque:

Bronze:  $100 -$250
Silver: $251-$500
Gold: $501-$1,000
Platinum: $1,001 - $2,500
Diamond: $2,501 - $5,000

Naming rights (company or  personal):

  • Gym $500K or best bid over $200K
  • Auditorium $200K
  • Any room such as Fitness room, Library, Game room, etc.:  $50K each