Burlington – In 2019, the Burlington Curling Club received a $67,900 Capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to make needed upgrades to its facility. It’s been a challenging few months because of COVID-19, but the Club is grateful for the OTF grant as it’s enabled them to buy and install a new ice plant that will allow people to play on the ice, even in the warmer months. It has also allowed them to do some much-needed upgrades that will help ensure the building’s longevity.
"The Burlington Curling Club has been one of Ontario's top member-owned curling clubs since it opened in 1952," said Jane McKenna, MPP for Burlington. "Even during these unprecedented times, our local club continues to bring people together safely. Whether you're 5 or 85, curling is one of the most inclusive and inexpensive sports around. That's why the Ontario government, together with the Ontario Trillium Foundation, is proud to support the Burlington Curling Club with the funding needed for these necessary upgrades."
Funds from the grant also helped the Club to remove mold that had appeared in the basement, buy new carpeting in those areas, upgrade Emergency Exits and replace aging electrical panels. With all of the work and upgrades that have been done, it will help the Club operate in a more energy efficient way and provide people in the community with a great spot in which to have fun.
“The investment that the Ontario Trillium Foundation has made in our club has made a significant impact on our club and its members,” said Andre King, President of the Burlington Curling Club. “By removing mold and the cause of the mold, as well as greatly improving our ice making capability, we can provide a safe and improved facility for the 1,500 curlers that come through our doors every year.”
The Burlington Curling Club was created in 1952 and is located at 2295 New Street. It offers a wide variety of programs and leagues for experienced curlers and those who have always wanted to learn and get in on the fun. To learn more about the Club and accommodations that are being made due to COVID-19, please visit the website at: www.burlcurl.com
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $115 million to 644 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.