Bluewater Education Foundation

Bluewater Education Foundation

Projects and Challenges

Our first project, entitled “Inspired by Nature”, had as its goal the replacement of severely outdated dormitories and kitchen/dining hall at the OEC located near Oliphant, Ontario. To date, with the support from generous donors in Grey/Bruce and beyond, we have successfully completed the building of new dormitories, kitchen/dining hall, the Bruce Power classroom complex, and renewing the historic barn at the OEC. In partnership with the Bluewater Astronomical Society the ES Fox Observatory opened in 2011 providing a roll off roof facility to allow full visual access to our sky.

Currently, our challenge is to raise funds to sustain the Center for the students of Grey/Bruce counties. We hope to accomplish this goal by establishing a substantial endowment fund. The endowment fund will generate monies that will be used to maintain this invaluable resource for generations to come.

The Spry Lake outdoor camping area is currently being renovated to provide group camping facilities.

Summary of current challenges:

  • Establish an endowment fund in order to sustain the OEC
  • To refurbish the outdoor camping area at Spry Lake
  • Continue to upgrade the older buildings on the site: the barn and house





Barn - Late August

2017 Fall Fling
Join us on October 28, 2017 at Lakeshore Recreation in Port Elgin for our annual fundraiser- The Fall Fling. Pelee Island wine tasting, silent auction,dinner and the comedy/magical entertainment of David Merry. Tickets are $110 each with a partial tax receipt. Tickets available from Foundation Directors, Lakeshore Recreation or call Ann MacKay at 519-832-2490.
Saturday, September 2, 2017


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