Russell Township – On August 13th, 2018 at the Russell Township council meeting, the KIN Club of Russell brought forward for approval, a new project, saying it is for the good of the community: “The Welcome to Russell Sign Project”. The KIN Club would like to raise funds to replace the existing Russell welcome signs (East and West entrance to the Russell community). The new modern signs would have a similar look to the Embrun sign, therefore strengthening the bond between communities under the township, as well as riding on the coat-tails of the last KIN project, “The Dome”, and after hearing the recent news that Russell Township is the third best community to live in Canada! It was felt that the timing of this project falls right into place, says the KIN Club. The approximate timing to raise funds is one year and the cost of the project is between $30,000 and $40,000 for two signs. The co-chairs for this project are Ash Babber and Dave G. Picard.
“I am extremely proud that the Kin Club of Russell has taken up the challenge of fundraising for new Russell Village signs. Their willingness to work with the township for the betterment of the community so soon after the success of the Sports Dome is a testament to their members,” said Russell Mayor Pierre Leroux.