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Ontario Investing in the Galt Curling Club in Cambridge

Province is Supporting 225 Local Organizations

Ontario is investing in local projects across the province to create opportunity for families and build healthy and vibrant communities.

Kathryn McGarry, MPP Cambridge was at the Galt Curling Club today to announce that the local non-profit organization will receive $150,000 from the province through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.  

“Since 1838, the Galt Curling Club has been a gathering place, where volunteers work hard to provide recreational programs and social events that meet community needs” McGarry said.

“Through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, our government is able to support projects that make a difference in people’s lives and enrich our communities.”

The grant for the Galt Curling Club will be used to replace the club’s ice-making equipment. 

“As a not for profit organization in today’s environment we face many financial challenges.  This Trillium Grant will allow our club to replace our aging ice making equipment. This equipment will allow our club to flourish and continue to provide an environment for all ages to enjoy the sport of curling for many years to come,” said Doug Leusink, President, Galt Curling Club.

“I am proud to say this will allow the Galt Curling Club to continue to be a viable entity in our community for all to enjoy.  A thank you to the Trillium Foundation for the funds required to enable us to continue the legacy of our club which was established in this community since the year 1838.”

These projects are funded through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s latest round of grants that will support 225 organizations across the province, and make a difference in the lives of 545,000 people across Ontario.  

Ontario's plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and 65 or over, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.

“Our government’s ongoing support through the Ontario Trillium Foundation helps non-profit and charitable organizations create positive change. These organizations are the heart of local communities, and I’m encouraged to see how their invaluable work benefits the lives of so many across our province, said Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario is investing more than $37 million to support 225 projects as part of the Capital Fund, Projects with a Provincial Impact and Collective Impact Grants.
  • The Galt Curling Clubreceived $150,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
  • Since 2013, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has invested over $489 million in projects to help build healthy and vibrant communities.
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.

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