Springwater Sports Heritage

Founding Benefactor: The McGuire Trust

Website Charter Patrons

In recognition of the importance of having a robust and substantial website Springwater Sports Heritage very much appreciates the considerable contributions provided by our two Website Charter Patrons.  Their thoughtfulness and generosity is allowing Springwater Sports Heritage to quickly and systematically proceed with the development of a diverse and comprehensive website.   The designation “Website Charter Patrons” has been established as a means of recognizing and documenting the significance of their patronage.

The McGuire Trust

Prior to her death, Margaret McGuire of Elmvale, ON, established The McGuire Trust to support initiatives related to education, religion, or other charitable purposes that would benefit a ‘community’ as a whole, as well as to advance and support women or other individuals who ‘deserve better.’ 

Margaret (deceased 2009) and Donald (deceased 1968) McGuire, residents of Elmvale for over 60 years, owned and operated the drug store on the main street for several years.  They supported a variety of community activities and were active members of the Elmvale Presbyterian Church.  They were especially interested in understanding and preserving the history of the area, and involved themselves in everything from archaeological digs to the physical and social development of the town, township and county.  In this process, they collected artifacts and documents that have subsequently found homes in museums and archives.

In keeping with her wishes, donations made by The McGuire Trust are usually anonymous in nature; however, by acknowledging their support of Springwater Sports Heritage, the Trustees hope that other local residents might be encouraged to provide similar support, in whatever way, to this or other community endeavours.

8th Annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament

Springwater Sports Heritage was very fortunate to be recognized and receive a $10,000 donation from the Township of Springwater’s 8th Annual Mayor’s Golf Tournament.  We are extremely grateful to Mayor Linda Collins for this considerate and  sizable contribution.

This financial assistance is supporting the creation of a web-based archive to honour and document the sporting achievements, contributions, anecdotes, and memorabilia that make up the sporting history of the Township of Springwater

Township of Springwater Release, November 13, 2014