KENORA – “Outdoor rinks are an important part of our community infrastructure here in Northwestern Ontario and they bring our communities together during the long winter months,” said MPP Rickford. “It is great to see the Minaki Community Association upgrading this community asset.”
“We are delighted to be receiving this grant opportunity through the Ontario Trillium Foundation and delighted that our MPP Greg Rickford could join us today to announce this great news with us,” Benjamin Barber, from the Minaki Community Association. “We look forward to getting underway with the project so that it will be ready for next winter’s recreational activities”.
Greg Rickford, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, announced that the Minaki Community Association, a local non-profit and charitable organization will receive a total of $150,000, through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The Minaki Community Association is using the funding to build a steel-framed cover for their outdoor rink. This upgrade will allow the rink to be used in various weather conditions and make the facility more enjoyable for the Minaki community.
The province’s investment in this not-for-profit project is expected to benefit over 700 people in the municipality of Minaki. The Minaki Community Association hopes the project will be completed by next winter.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canda’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded more than $120 million to some 700 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.