Bringing the heart home.
Tiny Seedlings make $100,000 donation towards new East Gwillimbury library

East Gwillimbury, ON July 20, 2020 – “Bringing the heart home,” that was Alec Cloke’s goal when he decided to honour his wife’s memory in his home-community of East Gwillimbury. Alec, a decades-long Queensville resident and founder of Tiny Seedlings, a community initiative provided by United Soils Management, recently shared his wishes with Council to donate $100,000 towards East Gwillimbury’s new Health & Active Living Plaza in the name of his wife Margaretha Cloke(Marg).

Marg was an avid reader and actively involved in her community, which made Alec’s decision to join East Gwillimbury’s journey to build this new staple for the community an easy one.

“On behalf of Council, we are humbled to receive this generous donation from Tiny Seedlings in the name of Margaretha Cloke. Marg was a beloved wife, teacher, and friend. We are truly honoured to help keep her memory alive in our new library facility. Tiny Seedlings’ donation will be used to help create a space where children and adults can learn and explore new worlds through literature, just as Marg did,” promised Mayor Virginia Hackson.

About the Town of East Gwillimbury

The Town of East Gwillimbury is a premier growth centre in the Greater Toronto Area, conveniently located along Highway 404 in Northern York Region. With a rich history, ideal geographic location, and excellent balance of both urban and rural communities. The Health & Active Living Plaza will be the Town’s newest multi-function municipal plaza in Queensville. The facility will include an aquatics facility, gymnasium and library and will be in place once the population hits 40,000 residents. For more information, visit

About Tiny Seedlings

Tiny Seedlings is a community initiative provided by United Soils Management, located in Whitchurch-Stouffville. They create free, no cost programs for children & their parents, as a way to give back to the community. For more information, visit

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