Mount Forest Curling Club Receives $35,750 through Accessibility Grant

April 5, 2017

For Immediate Release

Mount Forest, ON – John Nater, M.P. for Perth—Wellington, and the Mount Forest Curling Club, announced today that the Curling Club will receive $35,750 for accessibility upgrades.

“I am pleased to see the Mount Forest Curling Club receive this much-needed funding,” said M.P. Nater. “Curling is a great Canadian sport. It helps individuals stay active through the winter, while bringing people and communities together. It is important that the residents of Wellington North have an accessible curling facility available in the community.”
Mount Forest Curling Club President Doug Rice stated that the funds would be used to install an accessible ramp as well as an accessible washroom at the club. He thanked M.P. Nater and the Enabling Accessibility program, and he expressed that the Curling Club would not have been able to make these improvements without the funding provided by the Government of Canada. Mr. Rice is confident the upgrades will allow more residents to utilize the facilities.
In congratulating the Curling Club on its desire and willingness to become more accessible, Wellington North Mayor Andy Lennox commented: “Through these efforts we are helping people in our community contribute and participate fully by improving access to facilities, activities, and services.”

The Mount Forest Curling Club is located at 144 Egremont Street and has been in operation at this location since 1965.

The $35,750 in funding is provided through the Enabling Accessibility program within the Ministry of Employment and Social Development in partnership with the Government of Canada. Projects must be directly related to removing barriers and increasing accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities. This program was established under the previous Conservative Government, and, since 2007, a total of 2,300 projects have been funded across Canada.

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Matthew Rae

Office of John Nater, M.P.

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Dale Small

Mount Forest Curling Club

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519-323-3188