Dufferin-Caledon – On Friday, local MPP Sylvia Jones met with the Board of Directors and Grant Committee at the Shelburne Curling Club to hear more about the $23,200 Capital grant from the Provincial Government’s Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that will be used to complete damp proofing and drainage to the exterior of the Club. The project will ensure the Club can continue to provide reliable and quality curling programs for the community.

“The Ontario government has provided this investment through the Ontario Trillium Foundation to repair and improve the foundation of the Shelburne Curling Club,” said Sylvia Jones, MPP for Dufferin-Caledon. “This funding will improve and preserve the building while providing high quality curling programs for years to come.”

The grant funds will be used to complete damp proofing and drainage to the exterior of the Club to ensure that the Club does not experience any more flooding on the ice surface and loss of programming times due to no ice availability. With these upgrades, the Shelburne Curling Club can continue to provide recreational and social opportunities for all ages and demographics in our small town.

“This grant will allow us to repair an ongoing problem at our Club to ensure we can continue to have quality ice for our various curling programs with no interruptions,” stated Ross Fines, Project Chair for the Shelburne Curling Club. “This funding helps ensure the long-term viability of the Shelburne Curling Club.”

The Shelburne Curling Club has historically provided essential recreational and social opportunities to all members of the public, through a multitude of curling programs and winter recreational opportunities. The Curling Club strongly promotes social interaction through its curling programs, bonspiels, fund-raisers and facility rentals. For more information about the Club, visit shelburnecurlingclub.ca.

“Non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why funding that my ministry is providing through the OTF is so important. Our government wants to ensure that these programs and spaces remain the heart of communities across our province.”

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Ontario government with a mission to build healthy and vibrant communities across the province. Last year, OTF invested more than $110M into 1,044 community projects and multi-sector partnerships. Projects aim to enhance economic well-being, foster more active lifestyles, support child and youth development, provide spaces for people to come together and connect, and create a more sustainable environment. Visit otf.ca to learn more.



Heather Grégoire, EA to MPP Sylvia Jones