Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Timiskaming
March 6, 2014
$127,100 over 12 monthsTo convert an existing garage structure to a barrier-free change room and warming area and an open air picnic shelter. The renovations will enhance the recreational experiences of people of all ages and abilities participating in such activities as gardening, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and special events at the organization's social enterprise, Morrison Meadows.
$138,700 over 12 monthsTo enlarge the kitchen area, install new appliances, cupboards and upgrade the electrical and plumbing systems. These renovations will help the organization to continue to meet the social and recreational needs of community members of all ages and abilities.
$123,400 over 12 monthsTo install a new energy-efficient furnace and light system, barrier free washrooms, a portable stage, a commercial-grade refrigerator and new flooring at the Callander Community Centre. These renovations will save energy and provide a comfortable, safe space where people of all ages and abilities can continue to enjoy recreational and social activities.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo increase the Powassan and District Union Library space by 3,000 feet over two levels. This additional space will accommodate the learning needs of library patrons of all ages and abilities, and provide more meeting space for organizations from Powassan, Chisholm, Nipissing and Restoule and surrounding area.
$69,200 over 24 monthsTo create a land stewardship program for small-property landowners by bringing together non-traditional partners and connecting property owners with foresters and arborists. The project supports healthy forest stewardship by promoting best practices and offering advice based on scientific research and tested tree and forest management practices. Funds will be used for staffing and program costs.
$61,000 over 12 monthsTo upgrade the Englehart and Area Community Complex with a LED lighting system that is energy efficient and cost effective. This facility houses a rink, dressing rooms, washrooms, community hall, a 24-hour access gym, meeting rooms and a walking track.
$388,400 over 60 monthsTo create and operate a volunteer centre that will serve all sectors throughout the district of Muskoka. Funds will support the hiring of staff and the program costs associated with offering skills development training for volunteers and match volunteers with local organizations' needs.
$150,000 over 12 monthsTo install a multi-purpose sport court at the Civic Park where tennis, badminton, volleyball and basketball can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This project is part of a larger redevelopment that will make the park this community's premier outdoor sport/recreation venue.
October 31, 2013
$149,900 over 12 monthsTo improve the baseball field by adding lights, new soil and hydroseed. These upgrades will provide a safer environment for players of all ages and allow the community to host local and regional ball tournaments.
$59,900 over 12 monthsTo create a community kitchen where Huntsville-area people of all ages, regardless of gender or income, may participate in cooking classes and workshops to equip them with the skills and knowledge to be able to make healthy food choices.
$145,600 over 18 monthsTo purchase e-readers, iPads, laptops, notepads, projectors and screens and hire a project coordinator who will create and deliver information technology-related training materials and sessions to nine area librarians, library volunteers and patrons.
June 27, 2013
$42,000 over 12 monthsTo install a skateboard park at Algonquin Beach Park located on the shores of Lake Temiskaming. The initiative will expand the use of this public space and provide more opportunities for youth to participate in low cost physical and recreational activities.
$113,000 over 24 monthsTo create a flagship shoreline-stewardship program that will build community-wide awareness of water-quality issues and shoreline-management options. This will help to improve the quality of Muskoka’s shorelines and wildlife habitat connectivity, reduce human impact on lake and river water quality, and empower landowners to undertake simple shoreline restoration projects.
$80,000 over 12 monthsTo replace the museum facility's heating and ventilation system. This will decrease maintenance costs, improve energy efficiency and provide more stable climate control to help preserve the building and protect the artifacts and archival materials on display.
$145,300 over 12 monthsTo make the entrance and washrooms fully accessible, install a new furnace and generally upgrade this busy community facility. These renovations will help to ensure that the Legion Hall continues to offer a wide variety of social and recreational programs to visitors and community members of all ages and abilities.
$39,500 over 12 monthsTo replace the roof of this well-used community meeting place. This will help to ensure that local citizens continue to have a comfortable, safe and accessible space for private and public social-and-recreational functions.
$117,500 over 12 monthsTo install new windows, an HVAC system and make general upgrades to the Corbeil Park Hall. These renovations will help to ensure that this aging but well-used, four-season community facility continues to be available to people of all ages and abilities for a variety of social and recreational activities.
$13,900 over 12 monthsTo install rubber flooring in the lobby area of the Sundridge Strong Joly Arena, which will help to protect skate blades and provide a safer, no-slip surface.