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Brockville YMCA Announces Upgrades Facility Thanks to OTF Grant

Brockville, ON – The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is delighted to announce receipt of a $127,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to upgrade its men’s change rooms at the Brockville Y.

The announcement of the grant was made today at the Brockville YMCA with a presentation of a plaque by Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes and Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) volunteer Tom Russell a volunteer with the Ontario Trillium Foundation to Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario.

“For 160 years, the YMCA has played an integral role in helping people in the Brockville area lead healthier, more active lives. I’m so pleased the Ontario Trillium Foundation is making this $127,500 investment in the YMCA of Eastern Ontario to improve the facility for the thousands of people who use it every month. I’m a strong supporter of the YMCA and am so proud of the invaluable services and programs their dedicated staff and volunteers provide to men and women, boys and girls in our community.”

-  Steve Clark, MPP, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lake

“We are grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation in recognizing the important work carried out by the YMCA. We house the only indoor swimming pool in Brockville and the surrounding area, which has more than 20,000 visitors per month. With this volume of use, our locker rooms and showers are in need of updating. The OTF grant will help us to maintain this valuable community asset and to continue to offer high quality, accessible physical activities for all members of our community.”

-  Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario

Quick Facts

  • Visits to the YMCA pool: 20,000 per month.
  • Pool is also used by community organizations including the Ontario Special 
  • Olympics and the Upper Canada River Otters Swim Club.
  • Grant amount: $127,500 to upgrade the men’s change room
  • Renovations are scheduled to begin on February 3, 2020.
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation(OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $108 million to 629 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.

For more information, please contact:

Colleen Gareau
Director, Marketing and Communications
YMCA of Eastern Ontario
613-546-2647 ext. 258
colleen.gareau@brockville.ymca.ca