The local community center gets a makeover

The Ripley-Huron Community Center is undergoing major renovations following the approval of a major grant.

Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson commended Huron-Kinloss officials for their work in securing a $500,000 grant from the provincial government’s Community Development Fund, which is administered by the Trillium Foundation of Ontario. The funding will be used to renovate the main entrance to the community center, including new contactless and accessible doors. In addition, two more accessible locker rooms will also be added to the community center.

The Ripley-Huron Community Center is used by many organizations, including local hockey and figure skating groups, in addition to meetings, celebrations and fundraisers.

“This investment from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to renovate the Ripley-Huron Community Center is great news for the community,” said MPP Thompson. “This is a busy center and I am delighted that the investment will result in a new accessible entrance as well as accessible changing rooms.”

“The impact of this grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation cannot be underestimated,” added Mitch Twolan, Mayor of Huron-Kinloss. “This grant made it possible to make the necessary renovations. Two accessible changing rooms and a renovated entrance to the establishment can now accommodate all persons with reduced mobility and better serve our community.