Canada 150 Rink from Parliament Hill could be coming to Kemptville
Southgate Community Church may be the new home of the Canada 150 Rink that used to call Parliament Hill home. Pictured, a conceptual design of what the rink would look like at Southgate. Photo courtesy Randy hopkins.
The Canada 150 Rink from Parliament Hill will soon have a new home. Southgate Community Church is hoping to make that home Kemptville. The rink is being gifted to one lucky community within 200 kilometers of Ottawa. Southgate is submitting an application to get the rink today. North Grenville Community Rink Chair Randy Hopkins says everything from the rink is included.
Southgate found out about the Canada 150 Rink opportunity in April. Hopkins says the rink also comes with a substantial grant.
Southgate will find out if they get the rink in mid-August. Hopkins says Southgate has a good chance because they are shovel ready.
The North Grenville Community Rink, which Southgate will be building either way, will be free to use for the whole community.