Miller Announces Funding For Rec Facilities
Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound Muskoka says the province is providing close to $46 million to support 186 municipalities, Indigenous communities, and non-profit sport and recreation organizations including four organizations in Parry Sound – Muskoka.
Under this program, organizations are eligible to receive grants up to $500,000 to help complete much-needed renovations, retrofits, and rehabilitation of sports and recreation facilities to meet the COVID-19 public health requirements.
In Parry Sound-Muskoka the Township of Lake of Bays will be receiving $500,000 over 12 months to upgrade the refrigeration system in the community centre to be more efficient and environmentally-friendly, which will extend the life of the facility.
The Township of Strong is receiving $500,000 to replace the rink floor and dasher boards.
Parry Sound is receiving $240,000 to replace seven heating, ventilation, and air conditioning units in the community centre.
The Bracebridge Senior Citizens Centennial Club is receiving $32,100 to help install an air exchanger system that will improve ventilation and air circulation.
Miller says “These grants will provide municipalities and not-for-profit organizations with crucial funding so they can adapt to the pressures of the pandemic and continue to contribute to the wellbeing of our communities.”