Omemee Legion will use $123,200 provincial grant to build new outdoor patio

Legion one of nine not-profit organizations in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock receiving grants from Ontario Trillium Foundation's Resilient Communities Fund

Karen Cooper of the Omemee Legion talks about the Legion's exterior renovation plans with Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham, Legion President Bill McQuade, Deputy Mayor Tracy Richardson, and Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Laurie Scott on April 21, 2022. (Photo: Office of Laurie Scott)
Karen Cooper of the Omemee Legion talks about the Legion's exterior renovation plans with Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham, Legion President Bill McQuade, Deputy Mayor Tracy Richardson, and Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Laurie Scott on April 21, 2022. (Photo: Office of Laurie Scott)

The Omemee Legion is one of nine non-profit organizations in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock collectively receiving $875,700 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund.

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott made the announcement at the Omemee Legion on Thursday (April 21).

“This funding will help local non-profit organizations recover from the impacts of the pandemic and help grow their services and supports they offer,” Scott said. “The Omemee Legion is using their $123,200 grant to construct a fantastic outdoor patio that will benefit community members and support their revitalization plans for the Legion.”

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This was the second piece of good news on Thursday for Omemee, with the Ontario government also approving up to $3 million for a City of Kawartha Lakes project to reconstruct King Street.

Other organizations in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock receiving grants from the Resilient Communities Fund include:

  • Kawartha Works Community Cooperative Inc. – $150,000
  • Pinnguaq Association – $149,800
  • Natural Hosemanship Association – $116,600
  • Abbey Gardens Community Trust Inc. – $91,900
  • Old Gaol Museum – $87,600
  • Kawartha Lakes Arts Council – $77,800
  • A Place Called Home – $69,700
  • Haliburton Highlands Land Trust- $9,100

The Resilient Communities Fund provides grants of up to $150,000 to eligible non-profit organizations to recover and rebuild from the pandemic. In total, the Ontario government is providing $95.8 million this year through the fund to help 1,146 non-profit organizations across the province.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation will continue to offer the Resilient Communities Fund in 2022-23.