More than two dozen community organizations across the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) are receiving $71,000 in donations from its past warden.

At the inauguration of the 2023 UCPR Warden and 2022-2026 UCPR Council on November 23, 2022 Warden and former Casselman Mayor Daniel Lafleur presented cheques to 28 community organizations from across the region. It is a longstanding tradition that the outgoing warden presents donations to selected community-focused organizations, clubs, and not-for-profit agencies.

The donations from the from the 2022 Warden’s Fund and the amount of each donation are:

·        Groupe Action ($4,000)

·        Casselman Figure Skating Club ($4,000)

·        Girl Guides of Canada: 1st Casselman Guide Unit ($3,500)

·        C.C.S. Food Bank ($5,000)

·        Park for the Elderly in Casselman ($2,500)

·        Casselman Voltigeurs ($3,000)

·        Groupe des Scouts de la 37e Bavernasu ($2,000)

·        2804 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps ($3,000) 

·        Club Richelieu de Casselman ($3,000)

·        Casselman Optimist Club ($3,000)

·        Club 60 de Casselman ($3,000)

·        Corporation of the Casselman Downtown Revitalization (Public Skating) ($1,000)

·        Casselman Minor Hockey Association ($3,000)

·        Maison Interlude House ($4,000)

·        Centre Novas-CALACS francophone de Prescott-Russell ($4,000)

·        St. Paul Pavilion of Casselman Elementary School ($2,000)

·        Embrun Optimist Club ($1,500)

·        Russell Optimist Club ($1,500)

·        Rockland Optimist Club ($3,000)

·        St-Isidore Minor Hockey ($1,500)

·        Riceville Agricultural Society ($1,500)

·        Ste-Anne’s Antique Day ($3,000)

·        Le Chenail Cultural Centre ($3,000)

·        L’Orignal Old Jail ($1,000)

·        Arbor Gallery ($500)

·        L’Orignal Food Bank and Thrift Store ($500)

·        Vankleek Hill Food Bank ($1,000)

·        Alliance-Curran ($3,000)