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Bancroft Warming Centre Re-located

Categories: Alerts/Notices, Community and Human Services

Posted On: January 31, 2022

Media Release

Bancroft, ON – The Bancroft Warming Centre is opening at a new location located at 24 Flint Avenue Bancroft (former Town of Bancroft offices).

This centre will be activated based on a temperature threshold of -10 degrees Celsius. The centre will open on nights of activation from January 31, 2022, to February 28, 2022 from 9:00pm to 7:00am.

“I want to thank Chief Stephen Hunter, Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation for providing location space and to the Bancroft Warming Centre Steering Committee for their time and commitment towards this program,” stated Warden Rick Phillips, Hastings County.

“The Town of Bancroft is pleased to have been able to support the continuation of this important support program with another temporary location,” added Mayor Paul Jenkins, Town of Bancroft

For details on activation nights please visit the Town of Bancroft website: www.bancroft.ca

BACKGROUND

The Town of Bancroft together with Hastings County opened a temporary Warming Center located at the North Hastings Community Centre as an emergency response to the cold weather warnings being experienced this winter.  After an exhaustive search for a suitable space, the Town of Bancroft was able to offer space at the arena as a temporary measure during the emergency shut down issued by the province of Ontario.

With the re-opening of public spaces today, Monday January 31, 2022, the Town of Bancroft and Hastings County wish to advise the public that the warming room will now be set up to run at a new location at 24 Flint Drive, Bancroft Ontario, (former Town of Bancroft offices).

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For more information contact:

Rick Phillips, Warden
(613) 966-1311

Suzanne Ritchie Raymond, Director
(613) 966-1311 x2333
[email protected]