WINCHESTER– The Winchester Curling Club has a busy summer ahead of them thanks to the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Curling Club was awarded a grant through the Ontario 150 Capital Grant program established in honour of Canada’s 150th. The Curling Club is also celebrating its 90th year. The Curling Club was granted $7,900 to go towards capital improvements at the club, including improvements to the kitchen, an air conditioner for the club house and a new insulated garage door for the arena.
“Curling offers many communities across Ontario the opportunity to engage in an active lifestyle and maintain strong social ties. The clubhouse is more than just a place of competition – it is an essential link to the social fabric of Winchester and its surrounding area. All Community members stand to benefit from improved clubhouse facilities, and I look forward to the Winchester Curling Club welcoming community members and introducing new curlers to the sport in the years to come” said Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont Dundas and South Glengarry. The funds will be used to help offset the cost to the Curling Club that are needed to undertake the improvements. “The Winchester Curling Club is entirely volunteer run. Undertaking any capital improvements in a small organization with limited resources is no easy task” commented Club PresidentJason McKercher. “The Ontario 150 grant will help to provide much needed improvements, increasing the usability of the Curling Club for years to come”.MPP McDonell will present the Ontario 150 grant at the end of year fun Bonspiel at 1:00p.m. on April 1.