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Reception at Queen’s Park | Toronto
Posted Monday December 2, 2013 4:00 PM
Reception at Queen’s Park in Toronto
(l-r) Dev Sainani, Chair, OTF; Andrea Cohen Barrack, CEO, OTF; Bill Walker, MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

In a pleasant turn of events, Ontario Trillium Foundation representatives were on the receiving end of a plaque presentation. During a reception at Queen’s Park, in which OTF board members met with elected officials, the Foundation was presented with a plaque on the occasion of its anniversary of 30 years of granting.

Last Updated Thursday December 5, 2013 5:06 PM

Rideau Curling Club | Ottawa
Posted Sunday November 10, 2013 3:00 PM
Rideau Curling Club event in Ottawa
(photo Martin Roy, LeDroit)
(l-r) Kevin Goheen, President, Rideau Curling Club; Sherrell Franklin, OTF Grant Review Team member; Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre; Bob Provick, Past President, Rideau Curling Club; Jim Watson; Mayor of Ottawa; Stephen Wallace, Secretary to the Governor General of Canada; Paul Dewar, MP for Ottawa Centre; Diane Holmes, Ottawa Councillor for Somerset Ward.

To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the Rideau Curling Club, guests and curling members met for a special celebration. The club recognized the $56,000 OTF grant it received last year making the club fully accessible, so it could continue to be a community gathering place for all. 
Last Updated Thursday December 5, 2013 2:51 PM

Ontario University Athletics | London
Posted Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00 PM
Ontario University Athletics event in London
(l-r) Bryan Crawford, Executive Director, Ontario University Athletics; Megan Davis: the Hon. Deb Matthews, MPP for London North Centre and Ontario Deputy Premier, Jordan Zeledon, Shayne Melville, Ann Lapchinski, Chair of the Thames Valley GRT, OTF.

As fans gathered for the Yates Cup final at Western University, the Hon. Deb Matthews, MPP and Ann Lapchinski, OTF, congratulated Ontario University Athletics on the work it’s doing with a two-year, $265,900 province-wide grant. The organization is using the funds to develop Growing the Gridiron, designed to help young people between seven and 14 learn football in a safe and fun environment. Funds will also help align university athletic programs with the Long Term Athlete Development models of eight provincial sport organizations, enhancing opportunities for student athletes to attend post-secondary athletics programs in Ontario.
Last Updated Thursday December 5, 2013 4:37 PM

The Scarborough Pipes and Drums | Toronto
Posted Friday November 8, 2013 3:00 PM
The Scarborough Pipes and Drums event in Toronto
(l-r) Maureen Lynch, Grant Review Team member, OTF; Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood; Michael Prue, MPP for Beaches-East York; Michael Moir, Pipe Major.

Earlier this year, the Scarborough Pipes and Drums received an $11,500 grant to buy eight new snare drums, stands, harnesses, sticks and practice pads to support its initiative to teach drumming to beginners. At a recent performance, Mitzie Hunter, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood, Michael Prue, MPP for Beaches-East York and Maureen Lynch, GRT, congratulated the band on its commitment to community involvement at local events and parades since 1959.
Last Updated Thursday December 5, 2013 4:00 PM

Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association | Scarborough
Posted Wednesday November 6, 2013 3:00 PM
Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association event in Scarborough
(l-r) Dr John Chan, Carefirst Past President; Albert Liang, Carefirst Past President; Ernest McNee, OTF Grant Review Team member; Norm Kelly, Deputy Mayor, City of Toronto; Stanley Kwan, Carefirst Capital Campaign Hon. Chair; Sunny Ho, Carefirst President; Soo Wong, MPP for Scarborough- Agincourt; Sandra Yeung-Racco, City Councillor, City of Vaughan; Benjamin Fu, Carefirst Hon. Member; Bob Scott, Senior Vice President, Brookfield Multiplex, Operations (Project builder)

Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association held a ground breaking ceremony for its new multi-services centre in Scarborough. With the support of a $500,000 Community Capital Fund grant from OTF, it will combine community, social and healthcare support services in one easily accessible location.  
Last Updated Thursday December 5, 2013 3:00 PM
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