The Coniston Curling Club has announced it has received a $150,000 Ontario Trillium grant to pay for repairs to the curling club’s roof.
During the winter of 2019, the club, which has 150 members, was closed due to the structural integrity of the roof. With the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the club was able to repair the roof and get its curlers back on the ice.
The club is used by a variety of groups in the community and has members of all ages participating in curling and physical activity.
“So many events in Coniston take place in the curling club, so when the problems with the roof were discovered, it brought real hardship to the whole community,” said France Gélinas, MPP for Nickel Belt, in a press release.
“The impact of the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be underestimated,” said Pamela Patry, president of Coniston Curling Club. “This grant has allowed us to make the repairs to the roof in order to continue the long history of curling in Coniston.”
The club is available for league play, ice rentals and hall rentals. If you wish to enquire about using the space, visit the club’s website at www.curlconiston.ca.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $114 million to 644 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.