A number of Canada 150 events planned for North Grenville have received Community Grants from the Municipality of North Grenville under the revised guidelines which allowed the grants to be used for that special purpose.

The Oxford Mills Community Association received $700 towards funding the traditional Canada Day celebrations at Maplewood Park in the village. The North Grenville Scouts and Guides are celebrating 80 years in North Grenville as well as Canada’s 150th. They have a grant of $1,000 to support an all-ages (4 to 21) event at the Ferguson Forest Centre.

The Parent Council at Oxford-on-Rideau Public School in Oxford Mills are still working to keep their school open. In the meantime, they’re using the $300 they received from the Community Grants Program to supply food and drinks for a Canada 150 Family and Community BBQ at the school.

The Kemptville Legion have an extra $1,000 to spend on their Canada Day event, where it will be used for their usual breakfast, flag-raising, BBQ and children’s events at the Legion on Reuben Street in Kemptville.

The NG Municipal Heritage Committee has received a grant of $1,000 which will go towards a project in collaboration with artist Don Munz. It will pay for lighting which will be installed to illuminate the historical murals on the riverside walls beside the Library, as well as funding Don’s “Windows on the Past”project. This will be an art installation depicting now-vanished buildings from Kemptville’s past. They will be placed in storefront windows along Prescott Street and Clothier Street in time for the Canada Day Parade, and will be a long-term exhibit in the downtown area.

More details on this, and other Canada 150 events and activities, in the coming weeks.


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