KENORA – “The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club is not only an important part of the Fort Frances community, but it is a winter destination for people across the Northwest,”, said MPP Greg Rickford. “I am proud to see the Ontario government support this important community hub.”
Today Greg Rickford, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, announced that the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club, a local non-profit and charitable organization will receive a total of $43,600, through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club will use this funding to purchase new equipment to improve maintenance and grooming of ski trails.
“This grant allows us to improve maintenance and grooming of our trails. We can do periodic mowing for summer and fall use, which will foster more active lifestyles for our users, said JoAnne Formanek Gustafson, from the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club. “We can also welcome new users including walkers, runners, and trail bicyclists.”
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 $120 million to some 700 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.