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‘A game changer’: Renovated gym opens at Carleton Place’s Carambeck Community Centre

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Carambeck Community Centre’s newly renovated gym on Friday, March 1. – Photo via Town of Carleton Place

The Town of Carleton Place, in collaboration with local Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) John Jordan, marked the official grand re-opening of the renovated gymnasium at Carambeck Community Centre on Friday, March 1, courtesy of a $76,900 capital grant from the Ontario Government facilitated by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).

The ceremony, which featured a ribbon cutting followed by refreshments, highlighted the significant impact of government funding on local and regional initiatives.

“When projects like a new gym floor get the green light, it means kids can play safely, teams can stay in the game, and the opportunities are wide open for anyone in the community who wants to get out and get involved in some level of recreation,” Jordan stated.

The revitalization project, which saw the replacement of the previous tile flooring with high-performance sport flooring, aims to enhance accessibility and safety for residents of all ages and abilities.

“This funding is a game changer for a highly used facility that was starting to show its age,” said Mayor Toby Randell. “The vision for Carambeck was always to create a place where residents could gather and come together as a community, and I am looking forward to seeing the centre utilized to its full potential as a result of the revitalization of this space.”

Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, emphasized the significance of funding for non-profit organizations across Ontario.

“Our government wants to ensure that these programs and spaces remain the heart of communities across our province,” Lumsden said.

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