Muskoka To-DAILY

$8,000 in Bracebridge Community Grants handed out Tuesday to non-profits

BRACEBRIDGE — Community grants totaling more than $8,000 were handed out to groups in Bracebridge Tuesday.

Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith congratulates grant recpients after the presentation. Left, John Taylor-Morin, Muskoka Pride Community; Sally Mills, Muskoka Lawn Bowling Club; Stephanie Newroth, Muskoka Pride Community; Smith; Thelma Marrin, Bracebridge Agricultural Society; Sandra Winspear, Hospice Muskoka; Beth Grimstead, director, Muskoka Rowing Club; Rebecca Paul, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters Muskoka; Karen Quemby, executive director, Alzheimer Society Muskoka.

Bracebridge Mayor Graydon Smith congratulates grant recpients after the presentation. Left, John Taylor-Morin, Muskoka Pride Community; Sally Mills, Muskoka Lawn Bowling Club; Stephanie Newroth, Muskoka Pride Community; Smith; Thelma Marrin, Bracebridge Agricultural Society; Sandra Winspear, Hospice Muskoka; Beth Grimstead, director, Muskoka Rowing Club; Rebecca Paul, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters Muskoka; Karen Quemby, executive director, Alzheimer Society Muskoka.

On May 30 Mayor Graydon Smith presented a dozen local non-profit agencies with money through the Town’s annual Community Grant Program, the town said in a release Friday.

The organizations receiving funds this year include:

  • Alzheimer Society Muskoka $1,000 • Hospice Muskoka $1,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Muskoka $1,000
  • Muskoka Rowing Club $500
  • Muskoka Parry Sound Coordinated Sexual Assault Services $1,000
  • Safe Quiet Lakes $500
  • Bracebridge Agricultural Society $120
  • Muskoka Conservancy – Little Sprouts Eco-Club $750
  • Community YWCA of Muskoka $1,000
  • Muskoka Family Focus and Children’s Place $500
  • Muskoka Lawn Bowling $500 • Muskoka Pride Community $1,000

The Town of Bracebridge recognizes the valuable contributions being provided through non-profit organizations and other community groups on behalf of the citizens of Bracebridge. Community grants provided by the municipality demonstrate the Town’s on-going commitment to working with organizations that provide beneficial projects for the community.

Local community groups and not-for-profit organizations are invited to submit applications in the fall of each year for specific projects or one-time funding that benefit the residents of the Town of Bracebridge.

Sandra Winspear, executive director, Hospice Muskoka is excited to be putting their grant allocation toward ‘Keep Me Home’ binders for their caregivers.

“We are so thankful for this grant. We will be using the funds to create ‘Keep Me Home’ binders containing all of the information caregivers need t o keep their loved ones at home.”

to Mayor Graydon Smith thanked the recipient organizations for the contributions they make in the community and was happy to see the funding go toward the valuable projects and programs provided by these agencies.

“Groups such as these are the back-bone of a vibrant community. These agencies

engage volunteers in a meaningful way to make positive impacts in Bracebridge and the surrounding area. Council is pleased to support that work.”

Since its inception in 2009, the Town of Bracebridge has contributed almost $50,000 to non-profit projects through the Community Grant Program.

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