On Friday, February 5th The Cowan Foundation presented Strong Start to Reading with a cheque for $15,000 at the Brantford Blast game. The Civic Centre was super-charged with children and families celebrating Tim Hortons’ night, Tyler Pelton’s Jersey ceremony, a well-earned Brantford Blast win and this generous gift to Strong Start.

This donation will be used to support expansion of Strong Start’s Letters, Sounds and WordsTM program in Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. Cowan’s relationship with Strong Start began in Brantford in 2010 when they launched a $45,000 commitment spanning three years.  This early contribution helped provide the financial stability needed for Strong Start to take hold in our community.

“By contributing to this program we are supporting an important initiative that will help make a positive difference in the lives of children in the communities of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk,” said Bob Herron, Brantford Branch Manager, Cowan Insurance Group. “ To see first-hand the joy that the Strong Start program has brought to young children, as well as the genuine sense of gratitude the parents have towards such a cause, gives everyone affiliated with The Cowan Foundation a great deal of pride.”

Our sincere thanks to The Cowan Foundation for their continued and generous support!

Photo: Machelle Denison, Executive Director (left) and Ruth Mills, Program Co-ordinator in Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk, receive a cheque from Bob Herron, Brantford Branch Manager from Cowan Insurance Group. Children in the photo are (from left) Kaitlyn and Alannah and from Centennial-Grand Woodlands School, Nevaeh Moore from Bellview School and Ryan Quelch from North Ward School.