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$150K Trillium grant turns Curl Sudbury into year-round facility

'There are many in our community who will benefit from this'
(left to right:) Kevin McCormick, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Grant Review Team Volunteer, Jason Bissonnette, President of the Board of Directors, Curl Sudbury and Jamie West MPP for Greater Sudbury. (Supplied)

Curl Sudbury welcomed members of the public to a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 15 to mark the completion of a new concrete floor in place of the old sand-based floor. 

Local MPP Jamie West and Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Review Team Member Kevin McCormick were on hand to congratulate Curl Sudbury's members and hear more about how the $150,000 development grant will allow the club to operate outside of the curling season.

“This investment by the Ontario Trillium Foundation to install an new concrete floor at the oldest curling club in Greater Sudbury is great news for so many in our community,” said West. 

“There are many in our community who will benefit from this and it ensures that Curl Sudbury can continue to promote physical activity and wellness year-round.”

In addition to the installation of the new concrete floor, doors and paint were also upgraded. Aside from curling itself, Curl Sudbury is used by a variety of community organizations for meetings, celebrations and fundraisers

And now, thanks to the $150,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Curl Sudbury can use the new floor throughout the summer months to host community sports clubs and leagues for seniors and youth alike at a new indoor space.

“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be underestimated,” said Jason Bissonnette, president of the board of directors at Curl Sudbury. 

“This grant has effectively turned us from a six-month facility into a 12-month one. It's important for us to be able to promote physical activity to our community's seniors all year. OTF has allowed us to serve our community better.”

Curl Sudbury is committed to preserving this space and ensuring that it remains accessible for many community activities over the course of the year. If you wish to inquire about using the space to host your summer sports league or to host an event, visit the website at