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(Posted 10:30 a.m., Nov. 9)
Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack visits Navan Curling Club
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Former Navan Curling Club director Roy Berlinquette shows off the club's new compressor unit to Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack during a recent visit to Navan. File photo


Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack dropped by the Navan Curling Club this week to see firsthand the results of an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant that allowed the club to buy a new compressor and dehumidifier.

The $65,000 in upgrades allowed the club to replace the old compressor with a new eco-friendly, energy-efficient unit.

The curling club currently has.600 members rangng in age from nine to 91.

The original club was built in 1991 with the help of the province and funded in large through a group of 40 founding members. The club underwent an expansion in 2005 which increased the size of the lounge and kitchen and enabled the club to host more community events.

With membership increasing every year, demand for ice time has increased as well which put a strain on the old equip.m.ent. Club president John Bradley says the new compressor and humidifier has allowed the club to keep up with the increased demand without increasing operating costs.

"A lot of curling clubs are struggling right now. We're somewhat of an anomaly, being the only curling club in Orléans. Our numbers have always been up there," says Bradley.

The Navan Curling Club has five adult leagues and a hugely popular Little Rocks program. For more information on the Navan Curling Club visit www.navancurling.ca. And for more information on the Ontario Trillium Foundation visit www.trilliumfoundation.org.

(This story was made possible thanks to their generous support of our local business partners.)

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