As many of you would know, the Town of Torbay and surrounding area has always held special meaning for our family. That is why I am so pleased to serve as Honorary Chair for the Get it on the go capital campaign. Torbay and all the communities that make up the Northeast Avalon represent so much of what we hold dear. Here we have classic examples of rural Newfoundland landscapes where strong communities have grown over centuries and continue to thrive. These communities share a rich history and the common values that have established this province as one of the warmest and most welcoming places on earth. It is not surprising that the region is growing.
Of course, with growth comes new needs. It is extremely important that the young families, the youth and the seniors who have built these communities have a central place to connect, a place were the history and traditions that make this region so special are not lost, but instead nurtured. Building this place is our vision and purpose.
This campaign to build the Torbay Common is about so much more than a new building; it is about creating a multigenerational gathering place large enough to bring everyone together as a community. And it is about the practical need to ensure that residents, the majority of whom commute to work, have a place at home where their families can access the programming that establishes good habits, enables rich and fulfilling lives and provides those role models in the community that create the strong citizens of tomorrow.
I invite you to join me in this important community initiative to build a much-needed “common ground” that will serve the needs of the region for many, many years to come! I am sure as you read on you will share my view and commitment to support the Torbay Common. Let’s get it on the go!