Curlers in Stirling-Rawdon Township will soon be able to enjoy an improved facility at the Stirling Curling Club, announced Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox & Addington, today on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.
The Stirling Curling Club is receiving $21, 971 through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). The Club will use the funding to install a closed circuit camera system, and will also add cupboards and a door to help maintain social activities for seniors both on and off the ice.
The Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million in New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) funding for close to 1,850 community-based projects approved through the NHSP 2016–2017 Call for Proposals.
Investing in Canada’s communities is not only about creating good jobs and encouraging clean economic growth. It is also about building stronger communities. Partnerships with local governments, institutions and organizations are vital to deliver change and improve the lives of seniors.
Since 2004, the NHSP has funded close to 19,700 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of approximately $417 million.
“I am thrilled that the Stirling Curling Club is receiving funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Community spaces like the Stirling Curling Club help our seniors lead an active, healthy, and well-balanced life-style, and I am confident that curlers of all ages in the Stirling-Rawdon Township will benefit from these upgrades.”
Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament – Hastings—Lennox & Addington
“Through the many community-based projects we support each year, the Government of Canada helps seniors across Canada share their knowledge, skills and lived experiences in unique ways. NHSP projects reflect our ongoing commitment to ensure that seniors from coast to coast can be active and prosperous members of their communities.”
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Canada
“Stirling Curling Club is primarily made up of senior curlers. The new equipment and changes we are making will enable our members to curl longer, be safer, and be able to enjoy watching other curlers play. Non-profit organizations like our club cannot provide services to seniors without crucial assistance from grants like the New Horizons for Seniors Program. This funding will allow our seniors to continue curling well into their later years, and will help them stay active and engaged in our community.”
Debbie Holmes, Treasurer of the Stirling Curling Club