Several local dignitaries and club members were on hand Friday at the Mount Forest Curling Club, for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony of their new ice plant.
The project was made possible thanks to a capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation of $146,600, awarded in Nov. 2022.
Completed in early October, the state-of-the-art refrigeration system means the club will enjoy consistent, competition-level ice. The new system replaces one which has served the club or more than 58 years.
“We thought this would be a dark room,” said club president Doug Rice. “Instead, this has allowed the club to increase membership by 35 per cent.”
Wellington North Mayor Andy Lennox said, “History is not just about the past. The Mount Forest Curling Club is part of the history of this community.”
Perth-Wellington MPP Matthew Rae said, “Curling is a staple of many communities across Ontario. With this investment, it will continue to be here.”