Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth

2009-2010

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November 1 deadline

Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on March 4, 2010

Batting Cage Project c/o Monkton World's Invitational Fastball Tournament Inc.
$15,000 over one year to replace the damaged batting cage at Atwood Lion's Park. These improvements will help players develop baseball skills and enhance physical activity opportunities for local children and youth in North Perth.

Brussels Curling Club c/o Brussels Optimist Club
$19,900 over six months to upgrade curling stones and ensure safe, good-quality physical activity programs that involve local youth, adults and seniors. This will help retain older members and enhance the quality of instruction for junior curlers.

Caledon Contemporaries
$33,000 over one year for consultants, marketing and structural work to preserve a heritage barn and maintain Kimbercote Farm for community use. A visioning event will involve community partners in creating a sustainable resource development plan.

The Children's Aid Society of Owen Sound and the County of Grey
$60,000 over two years to hire group leaders who will deliver The Men's Program, a 19-week course to change the attitudes and behaviour of self- and community-referred men who abuse their partners. A public education campaign will also be launched.

Colpoy's Bay Women's Institute
$12,000 over one year to replace the outdated furnace and original windows of the Women's Institute Hall. These upgrades will improve energy efficiency so the building can remain open year-round for community recreation activities and rentals.

The Corporation of the Municipality of Meaford
$20,000 to purchase and install a permanent electronic-sign structure in front of the historic Meaford Hall. The sign will promote events and encourage the inclusion of all community members.

The Corporation of the Township of North Huron
$50,000 over one year to install power door-openers at the entrance of the Wingham library and replace the roof with cedar shakes. These upgrades will improve accessibility, restore the building's heritage and enhance community usage.

Corporation of the Township of Perth East
$50,000 over one year to develop a ball diamond, soccer pitch and walking trail on the Perth East Recreation Complex property to encourage people of all ages and abilities to become physically active.

Corporation of the Township of Southgate
$5,000 over six months to purchase two glass display cabinets for the Dundalk library. These will house local genealogy items, travelling museum and heritage exhibits, and display local arts, crafts and promotions for cultural events and authors.

Georgian Bay Concert Choir
$15,000 over one year to purchase modular choral risers and handrails that will accommodate chairs and ensure better safety for choir members when rehearsing and performing choral music in communities throughout the region.

Goderich Celtic Folk Society
$15,000 over one year to present four concerts throughout Huron County. Visual history and local talent will blend with national and international performers to highlight the culture and influence of the Irish, Scottish, English and French settlers.

Goderich Columbus Club
$41,000 to upgrade equipment and renovate the club's kitchen area, which will help improve energy efficiency and enhance community usage of this large rural facility in Goderich.

Grey Bruce Agriculture and Culinary Association
$27,500 over one year to hire a volunteer co-ordinator who will develop tools, resources and materials needed to recruit volunteers from Grey and Bruce counties to deliver a variety of local food and culinary tourism programs.

Grey Bruce Children's Water Education Council
$20,000 over one year to hold the first Bruce Grey Forest Festival at the Allan Park Conservation Area.  Approximately 900 Grade 7 students in district schools will develop a much deeper awareness and understanding of the importance of our forest.

Hanover Lawn Bowling Inc.
$28,500 over one year to repair the clubhouse washroom and reshingle the roof, replace ditch boards and purchase lawn maintenance equipment. These improvements will enhance the club's ability to better serve its members and community.

Historic Saugeen Metis
$15,000 over one year to conduct a feasibility study. This will help identify potential renewable energy projects in which the Historic Saugeen Métis might partner with other groups to generate revenue that will support their community services.

Huron-Perth Community Planning Table c/o Community Living-Central Huron
$18,700 over one year for consultants and printing costs to produce the Huron Perth Social Report and develop a community planning model. This will facilitate communication and collaborative planning among key organizations serving both counties.

Lions Club of Atwood
$45,300 over one year to upgrade kitchen facilities for the food booth in the park pavilion. The improvements will broaden usage and provide a safer environment for all Atwood users.

Municipality of West Perth
$35,000 over six months to purchase and install new accessible equipment in the playground at Cromarty Ball Park. This will provide a safer and barrier-free play environment and encourage children of all abilities to become physically active.

Owen Sound Rowing Club c/o Ontario Rowing Association
$35,000 over one year to replace aging boats with three new rowing shells and oars. The club will then be able to extend membership to those on its waiting list and offer more people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to try rowing.

Pine River Watershed Initiative Network
$30,000 over two years to hire staff who will develop action plans for enhancing the organization's capacity to improve water quality and provide a healthier ecosystem within the Pine River Watershed.

PLAY in Bruce Grey c/o The Corporation of the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie
$115,000 over two years to hire a co-ordinator and fund expenses and marketing to implement a physical-activity plan in 17 municipalities. This program will help to increase the physical activity levels of all residents of Bruce and Grey counties.

Rotary Club of Lions Head
$15,000 over six months to advertise and rent sound equipment for the Country Music Festival in Northern Bruce Peninsula from August 19 to 21. This will increase the participation of youth, seniors and members of the local Aboriginal community.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 144 - Chesley
$15,000 over one year to replace the hall's damaged floors, which will enhance safety and increase the community's use of this meeting space at the Chesley Legion.

Seaforth and District Ringette Association
$6,400 over one year to purchase goalie equipment and a shot clock that all six of the Seaforth Ringette teams will be able to use, promoting recreation and healthy exercise that benefits 74 children and youth.

Seaforth Business Improvement Association
$13,300 over one year to create and mount 75 plaques outlining the history of buildings in the Seaforth Heritage Conservation District. Appreciation for local history and the area's heritage will then become more visible to residents and visitors.

St. Marys Children's Choir
$15,000 over one year to purchase portable risers and acoustic shells. This new equipment will enhance safety and choir performances as well as improve its ability to perform in a wider variety of settings throughout Perth County.

St. Marys Community Players
$30,900 over ten months to upgrade lighting, sound and projection equipment at the St. Marys Town Hall, which will enhance the quality of performances at this heritage theatre.

Town of Saugeen Shores
$30,000 over one year to construct an accessible playground at Jubilee Park in Southampton that can be reached and explored by children of all abilities. It will incorporate a creative playscape that blends into the nautical shoreline of the area.

United Way of Bruce Grey
$19,400 over six months for hardware and software to build a centralized computer-network system. This will support the expansion of the United Way in the area so it can improve its program delivery to meet the needs of the community.

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July 1 deadline

Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors on November 2nd, 2009

Artisan Renaissance - Creative Solutions c/o Perth Community Futures Development Corporation
$110,000 over two years to create and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy to increase ticket sales, and the number of people attending arts and culture events and venues in Perth County.

The Corporation of the Municipality of West Grey
$50,000 over one year to improve the energy efficiency of the Durham Arena. The east wall will be insulated and re-sided and automatic ventilation louvers will be installed.

Festival and Township of North Huron Memorial Hall Restoration Project c/o Blyth Centre for the Arts
$32,000 over eight months to replace windows, do masonry work and install power door openers to the entrance of Blyth Memorial Community Hall. These upgrades will improve accessibility, increase energy efficiency and enhance community usage.

Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians
$20,000 over one year for an external consultant to help the organization build resourcing knowledge and create a strategy that will help sustain therapeutic equestrian programs for individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

Habitat for Humanity Stratford-Perth
$27,000 over six months to train board volunteers and complete a strategic planning process. These will strengthen the capacity of the organization to support the provision of adequate housing for financially vulnerable individuals in Perth County.

Hanover Curling Club Inc.
$65,000 over six months to replace the original 50-year-old ice surface sand floor with cement. This will improve the curling rink surface and encourage new membership and better rental use of the building.

Heritage and Culture Partnership c/o Huron Tourism Association
$34,500 over one year to hire a community cultural advisor to strengthen Huron County's cultural organizations and enrich county-wide events.

Kinsmen Club of Walkerton
$25,000 over one year to help host the first annual Midwestern Ontario Sportsmen Show in June 2010, and enable its evaluation and sustainability planning for future years. The show will increase tourism and interest in the region.

L'Arche Stratford
$11,000 over one year to upgrade the facility and purchase furniture. These will improve the quality and quantity of programs in the new Centre for Creative Arts for people living with intellectual disabilities in the Stratford community.

Maadookii Seniors Centre
$88,000 over two years to build organizational capacity by completing a strategic planning process. More culturally relevant programs and services will be developed for all elders at Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.

Maitland Valley Camera Club c/o Canadian Association for Photographic Art
$9,100 over one year to purchase digital equipment that will be used to teach members and new recruits the art of photography and enable them to participate in image competitions.

Meaford Hall and Culture Foundation
$27,000 over six months to conduct a feasibility study that will assess the viability of a Meaford-based academy for performance and visual arts for all ages.

Mitchell Friendship and Lawn Bowling Club Inc.
$1,500 over one year to purchase equipment that will introduce young boys and girls in Mitchell to the sport of lawn bowling, increasing their participation level in physical activity.

Municipality of South Bruce
$40,000 over eight months to provide an accessible entrance and washroom at the Teeswater Library to enable community members of all abilities to more easily use the facility.

Owen Sound and District Pipe Band
$15,000 over one year to purchase new equipment to lend to band members who can't afford them. The bagpipes, chanters and drums will also be used by students in local schools who are interested in learning to play the Highland bagpipes.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 109 - Goderich
$12,000 over one year to convert the upstairs men's washroom into a fully accessible one. This will accommodate the mobility needs of all male and female visitors who use the facilities at the Goderich Legion.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 140 - Clinton
$42,500 over one year for roof repairs to the Legion hall, which will improve safety, increase energy efficiency and enhance the community's use of this meeting place in the Clinton area.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 156 - Seaforth
$31,900 to install new power-operated doors at the building's entrance and replace its air conditioning/heating system. These upgrades will enhance energy efficiency, accessibility and comfort for all visiting the Seaforth Legion.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 295 - Paisley
$13,700 over one year to purchase furniture, kitchen appliances and security equipment to enhance public safety and broaden community usage of this rural heritage facility in Paisley.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 440 - Ripley Huron
$18,000 over one year for roof repairs to the Legion hall to improve safety, increase energy efficiency, and enhance community usage by Ripley residents.

Safe 'n Sound Residence
$49,000 over one year to hire a full-time community support co-ordinator. This staff member will link individuals in Grey-Bruce counties who are, or are at risk of becoming, homeless with housing resources and other community supports.

St. Andrew's United Church c/o The Hepworth - Sauble Beach Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada
$15,000 over one year to replace the furnace and complete building repairs. These improvements will make the Hepworth Community Hall more energy efficient and enable it to remain open year round for community rentals and recreational activities.

St. James Anglican Church
$10,000 over one year to help purchase new bells and refurbish the originals so that public chime-music concerts and festivals can continue to be offered in the Stratford community.

St. John Ambulance - Grey-Bruce Branch c/o St. John Council for Ontario
$10,000 over six months to conduct strategic analyses of the operating needs of the Hanover branch and the Owen Sound Training Centre. Appropriate locations for both divisions will be determined and a five-year strategic and operational plan produced.

Town of South Bruce Peninsula
$15,000 over six months to rent equipment that will revitalize the Wiarton Willie Festival. The length of the festival will also be expanded to attract more local children, youth, adults and visitors to the area.

Town of St. Marys
$54,600 over 10 months to connect the St. Marys Public Library to the Perth County Information Network. Through this automated data system, rural library patrons will have access to over 186,500 items from the downloadable library consortium.

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March 1 deadline

Ratified by the Ontario Trillium Foundation Board of Directors June 25th 2009

211 Partners in Perth and Huron Counties c/o United Way of Perth County
$59,200 over one year to help construct a comprehensive, current and accurate computerized database of human and community services in preparation for future 211 services for Huron and Perth counties.

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario - South Bruce-Grey Branch
$29,100 over one year to install lighting and sound equipment that will help to enhance the quality of performances at the Victoria Jubilee's 300-seat opera hall in Walkerton.

Bruce Children Are Special Foundation
$14,600 over eight months to develop a database of services, programs and contacts to enhance the organizational capacity of this children's foundation.

Central Peninsula Snow-Drifters
$15,000 over one year to complete the second phase of a five kilometre multi-use, fully accessible trail in the northforest section of Stokes Bay. This will provide more opportunities for people of all abilities to become physically active.

The Corporation of the Township of Chatsworth
$15,000 over one year to replace playground equipment in Chatsworth with new structures that improve safety while encouraging children to become more physically active.

Elma Eagles Minor Soccer Club
$50,000 over one year to purchase turf maintenance equipment and coaching equipment in order to maintain physical activity programs for 240 children and youth in Elma Township.

Fastball Cooperative c/o Owen Sound Fast Pitch Association
$6,100 over three months to recruit and train local volunteers for the Grey Bruce Fastball Rural Cup. Skill development clinics will be conducted and offered to youth and children attending the event in Owen Sound from September 4 to 7, 2009.

Gateway Rural Health Research Institute
$35,000 over one year to increase organizational capacity by developing a rural health communications model for distributing health information to widely dispersed rural audiences in Huron County.

Goderich Lions Club
$15,000 over one year to purchase new instruments so all members of the Seaforth and District All Girls Marching Band have access to high quality equipment that will enhance musical performances.

Harrison Park Playground for All c/o Kiwanis Club of Owen Sound
$44,400 over one year to install more accessible and safer play structures that encourage children of all abilities to become physically active at Harrison Park in Owen Sound.

Healthy Hearts Cardiac Rehabilitation Inc
$15,000 over one year to purchase new exercise equipment for this centre in Goderich. Class capacity can then increase so more individuals at risk for heart disease may improve their overall health.

Hearing Healing Hope c/o M'Wikwedong Native Cultural Resource Centre
$134,100 over two years to expand this cross-cultural program for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their families. Community development will improve and services expand for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal groups of Bruce and Grey counties.

Listowel Curling Club
$52,200 over one year to replace aging condenser equipment in the club's facility in order to maintain affordable physical activity programs for youth, adults and seniors during the winter months.

Municipality of Huron East
$28,400 over nine months to make the Brussels, Morris & Grey Community Centre fully accessible to people of all ages and abilities. The main doors to the hall will be replaced and automatic door openers will be installed.

Municipality of South Huron
$55,500 over 11 months to make the newly renovated community centre fully accessible to the public in Crediton. Entryways will be modified and washrooms made barrier-free.

Partners in Process Equine Learning Center
$36,200 over 18 months to develop and deliver an equine-assisted counseling program for youth in Grey and Bruce counties who have experienced loss or trauma through death, illness or separation from their families.

Rotary Club of Stratford and Family Services Perth-Huron c/o Rotary Club of Stratford
$13,300 over one year toward the purchase of a generator. This equipment will ensure that children with special needs at Rotary Respite House receive a seamless delivery of services during power outages.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 167 - Exeter
$37,000 over nine months for roof repairs to improve safety, increase energy efficiency and enhance community usage.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 183 - Kincardine
$15,000 over one year to renovate the kitchen area, which will increase public safety and enhance community usage of this rural facility in Kincardine.

St. Marys Enhanced Playing Field Initiative c/o Town of St. Marys
$50,000 over one year toward the cost of installing lighting at a community soccer field. This upgrade will increase the field's hours of operation, providing more opportunities for youth and adults to be physically active and involved in the sport.

Tara Curling Club Inc.
$38,500 to upgrade the club's equipment to ensure a safer, better-quality curling environment for physical activity programs involving youth, adults and seniors in this rural community.

Walkerton Agricultural Society
$65,000 over one year for a new roof and an accessible entrance in the society's Building #3. This upgrade will enhance community usage and improve the safety of this Walkerton facility that hosts the annual fall fair and other events.

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