Acton Curling Club Scores a $250,000 Ontario150 Community Capital Program Grant
The members of the Acton Curling Club Renovation Finance/Grant Committee recently were excited to learn that they had received a $250,000 Ontario150 Community Capital Program grant. The grant, in conjunction with the significant savings from the Members’ Annual Building Fund, will help the club make the much-needed renovations to its 50-year-old building’s main floor and lower level.
“I want to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support of the Acton Curling Club,” said Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott. “This Ontario150 grant is a great investment in a great community organization. Curling is not only a fun winter sport, it’s also an important part of Ontario’s heritage. We thank everyone who’s involved.”
Over the past eight years, the club’s Renovation Finance Committee has been working towards its goal of making the needed renovations that would make the curling club fully accessible. Funds will be used to upgrade the building’s electrical system and plumbing system, new accessible washrooms/change rooms will be added as well. In addition, the grant will help with the creation of a new meeting room, along with buying a new heating and air conditioning system.
We will further be using the funds to build an accessible ramp to enter the building, the ice surface area and the installation of a lift that will provide full accessibility throughout the entire curling club! The project will begin March and it’s scheduled to be completed by the beginning of November, 2017
Early in the fall, the club will be inviting the community to a large celebration for its 50th Anniversary and will be recognizing the contribution of the Ontario150 grant. More details to follow in coming months