$33,500 OTF Grant Has Squash Club Rolling Along

Haliburton, ON – On Monday, local MPP Laurie Scott met with the team at Highlands Squash Club to officially re-open it now that the work has been done to refurbish the courts, thanks to a $33,500 Capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Originally built in the 70’s, this work has given the interior a much-needed facelift and with these improvements the club boasts a top-rated facility for year-round exercise for years to come.

“It is wonderful to see first-hand the improvements made to Highlands Squash Club”, said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “The funds provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation have allowed the club to make upgrades which will enhance the experience for everyone.”

The OTF grant, awarded late last year, has enabled the Club to repair and repaint all court walls and refinish the wood floors. The main foyer was updated with new flooring, fully repainted and modernized. The upper viewing area was furnished, and a change room created.

“This grant has allowed our facility to be updated and accessible to those in the community and surrounding areas as there is not another squash club within 75 kilometers. Squash is a great activity for those young and old as it is a superb cardio workout and phenomenal for maintaining muscular durability,” said Dave Howe, Secretary-Treasurer of the Club. “Through this award the Ontario Trillium Foundation gives the area another much needed option for winter indoor activities!”

The Highlands Squash Club is a non-profit organization, dedicated to running and maintaining a facility that provides squash courts for members and the public to participate in the game providing great physical and social benefits. If you are interested in trying out the sport or joining the club, please visit the website at: www.highlands-squash-club.com

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations celebrates 40 years of grant-making in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested over $110M into 1,022 community projects and partnerships. Visit otf.ca to learn more.

Media Contact:
Heather Hume
MPP Laurie Scott
Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
Phone: 416-819-6147
Email: heather.hume@pc.ola.org

Organization Contact for Media Inquiries:
Dave Howe
Secretary/ Treasurer
Highlands Squash Club