Margaret Atwood’s Donation Challenge

Have you met Margaret Atwood’s challenge yet? Time is running out to get your 2017 charitable receipt. And her offer will expire on Dec. 31st! Will you help us today and double your gift?

Here’s why she cares so much about stopping the enormous mega-development – 10,000 homes !! – slated for rural Midhurst UNLESS concerned citizens like you help us fight it. Our cause is about the basics – public health, food security, environmental preservation and well-being. Needs and values important to you. This is how Margaret Atwood sees it:

“In my global travels, I’ve seen first-hand the power of small communities to safeguard their best interests. Local residents step forward with solutions to save what they – and most reasonable people – value most. Right now, I see the folks in the small rural village of Midhurst working hard to protect their water, an internationally important wetland, the Minesing Wetlands – famed for its biodiversity – and prime farmland from rampant sprawl. This looming disaster could also send sewage overflow into beautiful Georgian Bay. Here’s your chance to help the “little guy” in a cause I support.

Until Dec. 31st, I will match every dollar donated to the MRA up to $5,000.


If you would like to make a contribution to the MRA then please choose one of the options below. Our campaign to stop the Springwater Sprawl relies solely on the generosity of our members and supporters.

Donations directly to the MRA

Please click below, this will direct you to our paypal page.

Donations Requiring a Charitable Receipt

Please ensure that you enter “Save Midhurst” in the Donation information field in order for the money to find its way back to us.

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