Due to COVID-19, the municipality has made the difficult decision to suspend the Lending Hub for the 2021 season. We hope to bring back this service in 2022.
The County of Renfrew is one of 45 communities across Ontario taking part in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC). The Challenge unites communities with a common goal of promoting children’s health through healthy eating and physical activity. Physical Activity Equipment Lending Hubs were created with the mission of eliminating barriers to physical activity, increasing availability and access to physical activity opportunities for everyone, providing opportunities to try new physical activities and improving flexibility of equipment pick up and drop off.
The United Townships of Head, Clara and Maria was successful in obtaining funding through the Healthy Kids Community Challenge to purchase:
Stand Up Paddleboards
Volley Ball/ Badminton Set
A variety of balls and smaller sports equipment
All of this equipment is available to borrow at no cost, for up to a week at a time. Reservations can be made by calling the office at 613-586-2526 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; book in advance to avoid disappointment. A waiver must be signed, and ID provided.
A big thank you to all those working on the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. Our Lending Hub has received wonderful feedback, is used regularly and has surpassed our expectations. A thank you to HCM Rec Committee who has purchased additional equipment for the Lending Hub as a result of increasing equipment demands.