An Executive Outlook.
A Message from the Executive Director – November 2021
November already? Where does the time go? It's been a whirlwind couple years, but we are back in a re-building mindset and it feels good! We have adopted an organization-wide vaccination policy to keep our participants, volunteers, staff, and visitors safe. Programs are slowly seeing participants return, with some programs operating at over 80% capacity already. Many new faces have joined us and added to the diverse backgrounds, personalities, and skillsets that make WindReach such a unique place. And that white stuff is just around the corner again.
Work was just been completed on a beautiful new, natural, accessible playground, complete with an outdoor classroom. This new feature will be a perfect place for schools, summer camps, and day visitor groups to enjoy some unstructured play and learn in a picturesque environment.
We just held our second annual Halloween Drive-Thru Experience to rave reviews. 170 families joined us over two days to visit their favourite animals and take in the themed stations and characters along the way. This month, we have our first ever virtual fundraising gala on Saturday, November 6th. Tickets are only $25/household and can be purchased at https://www.windreachfarmauction.ca/lite-ui/?controller=home. The entertainment is fun and lively and the participant testimonials are must-see viewing. Stay tuned to our social media outlets for information on what we're doing for Christmas this year. We promise you won't want to miss it!
2022 is right around the corner and it promises to be a year filled with growth and opportunity! As we come out of the pandemic, we are setting a new strategic plan for 2022-24. This work will be completed in the next couple months to set us up for a tremendous three years focused on expanding capacity and infrastructure, building partnerships, and reaching more individuals across Durham Region and beyond with our life-changing programs. Finally, we are re-branding! The name you know and love is staying, but we will be unveiling a new look in the coming months that will be more representative of what we do and the people we do it for.
The future is once again looking bright and we are looking forward to sharing it with all of you!