As a firm that has offices in communities across the country, we are aware of how we can use our expertise and energies to enrich the quality of people’s lives through the community-transformation work we take on.
MMM Group recently donated professional services for a great cause, providing mechanical and electrical engineering design for a new dining hall at Camp Maple Leaf (CML), which is located on Jacob Island near Peterborough, Ontario.
CML was established in 1955 by the Canadian Council of War Veterans for the purpose of giving children of military families and those who are economically disadvantaged an opportunity to enjoy a summer camp experience. Every year, approximately 600 children aged 8-14 enjoy activities such as canoeing, kayaking, swimming, baseball, zip lining, and rock climbing during a one-week session that helps foster self-confidence, self-esteem, problem-solving skills, leadership, and conflict resolution.
The new dining hall will replace CML’s existing 60-year-old building with a modern 6,000-square-foot facility that features air conditioning, a full kitchen, and seating for 250 children. The bulk of the work on the $1.6M project is being donated by PCL Constructors Canada Ltd. – a founding partner of CML. MMM was asked to participate by PCL and WZMH Architects, who are also involved in the project.
Construction commenced on the new dining hall in the summer of 2014 and is scheduled for completion in time for 2015 summer camps.
More information on Camp Maple Leaf is available at http://www.campmapleleaf.net/.