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$150,000 OTF Grant Gives the Eddy K. Lefrançois Recreation Centre an Upgrade
Posted: Nov 04, 2019

October 11, 2019

$150,000 OTF Grant Gives the Eddy K. Lefrançois Recreation Centre an Upgrade

Dubreuilville, Ontario – On Friday, the Eddy K. Lefrançois Recreation Centre welcomed members of the public to an Open House and ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the re-naming and special capital upgrades to the Eddy K. Lefrançois Recreation Centre. Local MPP Michael Mantha was on hand to congratulate the Centre’s members on the work done after receiving a $150,000 OTF grant in 2019 and to hear more about how the improvements at the centre are expected to positively impact the upcoming recreation season.

Quotes:

“This investment by the Ontario Trillium Foundation to make capital upgrades to the Eddy K. Lefrançois Recreation Centre including making critical upgrades to the roof is great news for everyone in Dubreuilville, especially our youth.  Investments such as this one will ensure that this important community space can be used by the community for years to come.”

- Michaael Mantha, MPP, Algoma-Manitoulin

 

“The Eddy K. Lefrançois Recreation Centre is the heart of the community of Dubreuilville; a gathering place for all of our citizens. Therefore, the impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be underestimated. This grant has allowed needed renovations to be made and we can now continue to offer quality recreation services and serve our community better.”

- Beverly Nantel, Mayor of Dubreuilville

Quick Facts

  • Installation of new roof
  • Addition of new interior doors
  • Upgrades to ice-resurfacing staging area
  • The Eddy K. Lefrançois Recreation Centre is ground zero for fostering an active lifestyle for young people growing up in a rural, isolated Francophone community.
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $108 million to 629 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.

Media Contact:

Melanie Pilon, Economic Development Officer

The Corporation of the Township of Dubreuilville

705 884 2340 ext. 26

mpilon@dubreuilville.ca

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