Algoma Sailing Club
St. Mary's River,  Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario  or

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By Carol Martin, Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Orazietti views results of $70,000 Trillium grant for Algoma Sailing Club

Province funds improvements to local facility

Sault Ste. Marie - MPP David Orazietti met with members of the Algoma Sailing Club today and had an opportunity to see the renovations they did to their premises as a result of an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant from the Provincial Government.

The $70,000 grant was issued in the Fall of 2003 and over 40 people contributed 1,100 hours of volunteer labour.

Mr. Orazietti congratulated Gordon Simpson, fleet captain and presented him with a plaque from the foundation.

"As a port city, sailing and marine activities are important to Sault Ste. Marie," said Orazietti. "I am very pleased that the Algoma Sailing Club has utilized this funding to make renovations which will benefit local sailors and improve the club's capacity to host local events."

The Algoma Sailing Club received the funding so that they could renovate their facility, making it safer and more accessible for everyone in the community, for club members, as well as local organizations looking for a location to hold their meetings or events.

The club has upgraded their washrooms making them more accessible, done some extensive landscaping and repaired ceilings, replaced some carpeting and upgraded their lighting.

"The members of the Algoma Sailing Club wish to thank the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for providing their facilities' renovation grant," said Gordon Simpson. "With the Algoma Sailing Club's position much more secure, present and future sailors of Sault Ste. Marie will have an excellent venue from which to enjoy this marvelous sport for years to come."

For more information on the Algoma Sailing Club or to find out how you can book the facility for an upcoming event, please visit their website at or call Dave Roberts at 705-254-7391.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture, receives annually $100 million of government funding generated through Ontario's charity casino initiative.

The Foundation allocates grants to eligible charitable and not-for-profit organizations in the arts and culture, environment, human and social services and sports and recreation sectors.

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