submitted by Jill Sturdy, Municipality of NG

In 2021, North Grenville was crowned Canada’s Most Active Community, after logging over 9 million minutes and beating out larger communities. In addition to the title, it also came with $100,000 in prize money.

After consulting with the community, it was decided it would be used to expand recreational opportunities in the rural hamlets, including a new play structure at Crozier Park, Oxford Mills and at Oxford Station Park; a new rink house at Bishop Mills Park; an upgraded basketball court behind the Burritt’s Rapids Community Centre. In addition, a portion of the funds were used to support the establishment of a re-built BMX pump track at Riverside Park.

Being named Ontario’s Most Active Community in 2022 came with $7,500 in prize money.

The prize money will be invested in expanding the recreation lending library, operated by the North Grenville Public Library and the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department. Items will include, Pickle Ball set, Tennis Rackets, lawn games, and snowshoes. In addition, a portion of the funds will be used to expand the skate and helmet lending library at the Municipal Centre, which has seen significant community intake.

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