2019 Games Legacy Funds Benefit 8 Groups In Huntsville
The Town of Huntsville announced yesterday that the 2019 Ontario 55+ Winter Games have created $82,076 in legacy funding for re-investment in the community.
The legacy funding was created through a hosting grant by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, funding from the Town of Huntsville, athlete registration fees, amazing community support from local businesses and the incredible work of a very dedicated group of volunteers who led the Games Organizing Committee (GOC).
“Hosting the Ontario Games provides communities with economic benefits as well as the opportunity to strengthen and grow – and that’s exactly what the 2019 Ontario 55+ Winter Games has done for the Town of Huntsville,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.
Due to the success of the Games the Legacy Fund was established to encourage the future growth of 55+ participation in sport, recreation and leisure activities in Huntsville.
Groups who will receive funding include:
- Town of Huntsville's Community Services Senior Programs: $41,576
- Sewing Team (c/o Mary Spring & Terri Howell): $2,500
- Huntsville Pickleball Group (c/o Lorna Popofski): $2,000
- Arrowhead Nordic Ski Club: $3,500
- Huntsville Curling Club: $10,000
- Muskoka Seniors: $10,000
- Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce: $10,000
- Club 55 Huntsville Seniors: $2,500