$150,000 OTF Grant has given the Curling Club a real LiftBobcaygeon, ON: - On Sunday afternoon, the Bobcaygeon Curling Club welcomed its members, sponsors and the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the new accessibility upgrades that have been made to the Club. Local MPP Laurie Scott and Les Kariunas, an Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) volunteer, were on hand to congratulate the local group on the accessibility upgrades that have been done since the Club received a $150,000 OTF Capital grant earlier this year.
“Congratulations to the Bobcaygeon Curling Club for receiving a $150,000 capital grant to implement accessible upgrades and additions to their facility,” said MPP Scott. “These modifications support the members’ advocacy and devotion to remaining accessible to all ages and abilities.”
Thanks to Capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, over the last few months, the Club has installed an elevator in addition to making three of its washrooms fully accessible, ensuring that all three floors of the Curling Club are barrier-free for everyone. And the impact of this work isn’t limited to curlers’, it will have a positive effect on everyone using the building for their sports, events and meetings.
“The impact of this OTF grant cannot be underestimated,” said Doug Whalen, President of the Club. “This grant has enabled our Club to accommodate everyone with mobility issues and serve our community better.”
Bobcaygeon Curling Club is committed to preserving this space and is available for community activities throughout the year. If you wish to learn more about using the facility for your meeting or hosting an event, please visit the website at: www.bobcaygeoncurlingclub.ca.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $108 million to 629 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario. www.otf.ca
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Bobcaygeon Curling Club