Trinity United Church in Capreol held ribbon-cutting and plaque unveiling ceremony Sept. 24 to celebrate the completion of its elevator project, which has made the building more accessible.
In 2005, the organization applied for, and received, a $60,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to install a lift and to renovate the site’s washroom facilities, making the building more accessible for members and for all of the many community groups that host meetings and events there.
“Capreol is a small town with big heart,” said MPP France Gélinas.
“I’m thrilled to see how the community rallied together to make this space somewhere for community members to engage in fun recreational activities and how the Ontario Trillium Foundation recognized and supported the project.”
In addition to the grant, the church also received donations. People using the space can now easily transfer from the meeting space upstairs to the kitchen in the lower level.
These renovations, made over the past few years, have made the building more user-friendly to community groups, such as Bread and Roses Food Bank, Collective Kitchen, Alzheimer’s day program, Al Anon, AA, as well as for art exhibits, musical and dramatic events.