The City of Kenora will provide $16,000 to two local community clubs this year. The Rideout and Evergreen Community Clubs will both see $8,000 each, as part of the city’s 2019 community club grant allocation.

The city says that the allocation will be used to ensure that municipal infrastructure is maintained using available resources with the intent of moving towards all city infrastructure being in good state of repair. This is to ensure certainty, security and the long-term stability of the city’s systems.

The two organizations will release the grants once requirements have been met by the two clubs. The applications for the grants are currently being gathered by city staff, and will be reviewed to ensure that required conditions have been met.

In early 2018, the City of Kenora voted to not increase the community club’s yearly allowance, as there was a motion to increase the yearly funding to $10,000 per year.

In late 2016, the city provided just under $16,000 for upgrades to the Rideout Community Club, which included new boards and player boxes, siding for the exterior of the building, energy efficient windows, and a new deck.

The city provided $100,000 in the 2018 Capital Budget for the rebuild of the Central Community Club, with the remaining funds to be collected from community volunteers and partnerships. That project is expected to take another two to three years.

For more information:
New Central Community Club in the works
Increase for community clubs denied

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