Curling Club Host a Night of Celebration (Feb. 2016)

Laurie Scott MPP & Rolf Martens President FFCCOn Saturday January 30, 2016 members of the Fenelon Falls Curling Club gathered to celebrate their volunteers and the completion of renovations done, thanks to an $8,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation in 2014. MPP Laurie Scott was there to meet with Club members and congratulate the Club on its commitment to the sport and promoting a fun and welcoming space to curl or host an event in.

“The Fenelon Falls Curling Club is a vital component of the community. I am pleased to see that the Ontario Trillium Foundation has awarded them a grant to strengthen and renew sports and recreation infrastructure.” – Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock

Funds from the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant were used to upgrade the Club’s kitchen facilities with the addition of a commercial dishwasher and sink. This is going to make a great difference for any events held at the Club and will also increase energy efficiencies.

The Ontario Curling Tankard Banner was presented that night. This is a Provincial Competition, where men teams play against one another and the winner goes on to represent Ontario in the Tim Horton’s Briar Canadian championship. The Ontario Provincial Men’s Tankard 2015 was won by a team representing the Fenelon Falls Curling Club. This was the first time for this team to be in the Briar and although they did not win they did very well. During the nationwide telecast of the Briar, Fenelon Falls Curling Club’s name was mentioned numerous times, great publicity for our club and our village and the City of Kawarthas. Ontario Curling presents the Banner to the host club every year and this is the year for Fenelon Falls.

Fenelon Falls Curling Club is operated by volunteers. Our local sponsors and grants from the Ontario Trillium Foundation enable us to provide curling to our community. Our facilities are also used for bridge clubs, various town meetings and social gatherings. We thank the OTF for their support; we couldn’t have done it without you.

The Fenelon Falls Curling Club is a non-profit sports club which was founded in 1892 and promotes physical activities through the regular curling leagues for people of all ages. The Club currently has nine leagues in operation, including one for children and youth who are interested in trying out this classic winter sport. For more information, please contact the Club, or visit the website at: www.ffcc.ca 

A leading grant making foundation in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities. For more information, please visit: www.otf.ca

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