10:30 a.m., Nov. 9)
Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack visits Navan
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
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
$65,000 in upgrades allowed the club to replace the old
compressor with a new eco-friendly, energy-efficient unit.
curling club currently has.600 members rangng in age from
nine to 91.
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.
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.
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.
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
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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