Marmora and Area Curling Club recently completed a renovation project made possible by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The Marmora and Area Curling Club is run by volunteers dedicated to having fun at an affordable cost. Marmora and Area Curling Club’s mission is to offer sustainable, affordable, and accessible curling and other recreational activities in the Marmora area for all ages while providing a welcoming sport and leisure facility for the entire community.
Operating out of an older building, the facility was long over-due for some necessary upgrades and renovations. In 2019, the Marmora and Area Curling Club received a capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation of $145, 000. The Club then allocated those funds towards much-needed renovations at the arena to help make the building more energy-efficient.
Thanks to the grant, renovations are now complete and the Marmora and Area Curling Club is excited to continue providing the community with affordable year-round activities once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and programs resume.
“The club picked the right time to do these renovations and the Trillium Foundation did the right thing with this grant,” said Hastings-Lennox and Addington MPP Daryl Kramp. “We’re all coping with these unusual times and we can all look forward to the resumption of normal winter activities such as curling, as soon as possible.”
Thanks to the grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Curling Club was able to upgrade the 42-year-old building in addition to implementing a more energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.
Thanks to the grant, the Marmora and Area Curling Club was able to upgrade its 42-year-old building. In addition to adding a more energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system, as well as renovating the existing bathroom, locker room and upstairs lounge areas.
“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be underestimated,” said Marmora and Area Curling Club president Neil McQueen. “Infrastructure renewal in our well-used 42-year-old facility will ensure continued direct benefit to the local community, contributing to the health of our community for decades to come.”
For more information about accessing the Marmora and Area Curling Club, updates and expectations for when play will resume, residents can visit www.marmoracurlingclub.com
Virginia Clinton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Intelligencer