A dream for the Haliburton Museum and Dysart’s recreation program is coming true now they they’ve received 25 thousand dollars in the New Horizons for Seniors fund. Director of the museum, Kate Butler says they’re developing a program to connect seniors with young people in the community to share their knowledge and skills.

Butler says it’s a very flexible program and they’re open to anything from gardening, to quilting, or canning. She says it’s all about sharing knowledge, getting people more active and increasing the dialogue between generations.

Right now they are looking for seniors to volunteer as mentors, and they can contact the museum by calling 705-457-2760. Once the mentors are in place, they’ll be connecting them with not only kids, but teenagers and young adults.