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The Van Iperen Family Farm

In 2012, the Van Iperen family made a significant transition, relocating from Woodstock, Ontario, to establish themselves on a dairy and cash crop farm just outside of Englehart.

The Van Iperen Family Farm

While the family's transition to the lifestyle of living in a small Northern Ontario community was a major change, their love for basketball remained a constant thread in their lives. Among the family members, Lex (Englehart High School Alumni), excelled on the court, serving as a center for two varsity men's basketball programs at Laurentian University and Fanshawe College. His success on the court was made possible by his father's encouragement for him to pursue his athletic aspirations.

Upon graduating with a Diploma in Business, Coach Lex returned to his family farm in Northern Ontario, driven by his unwavering passion for basketball. His commitment to the sport transformed him into a dedicated coach, focused on mentoring and training young, aspiring athletes in the Northern Ontario region as a coach with the Temiskaming Thunder!

This generous donation comes from the heart of the Van Iperen Family Farm, with the support and gratitude of Cor, Lex, and Stef.

We are proud to be involved with a cause that means so much to us - enriching the lives of young people in our community. We commend the founders and coaching staff of Temiskaming Thunder for sharing their knowledge and passion for this sport, providing positive leadership and for their ability to inspire greatness in our youth on and off the court!

Linda and Jada Miller,

Owners of Miller Realty Group Inc.

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