Alnwick/Haldimand - Ontario is celebrating its 150th anniversary as a province by improving and renovating community spaces in Northumberland County by delivering better facilities for families in the community.
On Tuesday, local MPP Lou Rinaldi formally congratulated the County of Northumberland on the work it’s done as a result of receiving a $12,500 Ontario150 Community Capital Program grant in January to add a new ‘Heritage Trail’ to the Northumberland County Forest network. This looped accessible trail extends over one kilometre through the Forest, with interpretive signage along the route that details the history of the area. Fostering more active lifestyles, this initiative is about establishing infrastructure for unstructured and structured physical activities, which will have an impact on the lives of 10,000 people in the community.
Administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, Ontario150 Community Capital Program grants are helping non-profit organizations, municipalities and Indigenous communities renovate, repair and retrofit existing community and cultural infrastructure. The one-time, Ontario150 grant has been designed to help honour Ontario’s past, showcase the present and inspire future generations.
Investing in local communities for Ontario's 150th anniversary is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
“Infrastructure is the backbone that supports community life. It gives us spaces to come together, to be active or to honour our heritage. Our government is helping Northumberland County strengthen community infrastructure that makes a difference in our everyday lives.”
— Lou Rinaldi, MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West
“The new, accessible Heritage Trail creates opportunities for more members of our community to enjoy recreation experiences in the County Forest. This inclusive route is a fitting way to celebrate Canada 150 in Northumberland County. We thank the provincial government for the funding that has made this new resource possible.”
— Mark Walas, Warden, County of Northumberland
Community Capital Program recipients
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Lou Rinaldi, MPP
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