The Minnewasta Golf and Country Clubhouse project is a bit closer to the pin in fundraising with a cheque presentation on Thursday from Access Credit Union in Morden.

Access Credit Union Managing Partner Candace Collins shared the good news.

"Today, we presented a donation check for the Minnewasta Golf and Country Club for $50,000 to go towards their new building project. Access is wanting to be part of the communities that we're in and we think it's an important project. We're happy to donate and be part of our local community."

Minnewasta Golf and Country Club General Manager Greg Hesom

"This is huge for MGCC.  We've had such fantastic community and business support from the area, and obviously included in that, is the credit union's $50,000. It's very appreciated and we are really looking forward to be able to put those investments into the clubhouse."

Hesom gave an update on the project, noting the board is aiming for $1.8 million to add to the $3 million received from insurance, after a fire destroyed the timber frame clubhouse in November 2021.

"We're at $1.5 million now. The fundraising has been humbling and amazing from the community, without that money, obviously we wouldn't stand a chance of going forward in the in the path we're trying to go."

Hesom admitted they are regrouping after the Provincial funding announcement for the Arts, Culture and Sport in Community grant they applied for did not come through. They are looking at what that means for the project but are still hoping to get the shovel into the ground this Spring.