On Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2019, the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area unveiled a brand-new, low impact sport court floor. The West End Hub location’s upgraded flooring was made possible by a $80,000 investment from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and will allow for safe, accessible, physical activity program space available to community members, from children to seniors, in Kingston.
MPP Ian Arthur and Rai King, an Ontario Trillium Foundation volunteer, attended the launch and formally presented Boys and Girls Club of Kingston & Area (BCG) with a plaque to mark the work done as a result of receiving a grant from the Foundation earlier this year.
Arthur said that the BGC “plays such an important role” as a “tremendous resource for this community.”
In his address, King said “it is important to recognize the value of participation.”
“The goal of the Ontario Trillium Foundation is to make communities healthier and more vibrant. One of those ways is to encourage activity,” said King. “When the application came in for this project, it was a very natural fit for one of our six streams of investment. And that is active people.”
“The benefits of activity, running, swimming, all of those things, are huge.” King continued. “Now, there’s a court here to use for various activities.”
King extended thanks to the Ontario government and MPP Arthur for their support of the Trillium Foundation.