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Mayor Peckford: ParticipACTION prize money going towards four new projects

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Two new play structures, a new rink house and upgrades to a local basketball court are all coming to North Grenville.

Mayor Nancy Peckford announced Wednesday that the $100,000 in prize money our community won from ParticipACTION last summer will go towards these improvements.

“Specifically,” she says, “the municipality will be investing in badly needed improvements to North Grenville’s parks and recreation space in four of our hamlets.”

The basketball court being upgraded is behind the Burrit’s Rapids Community Centre, while the new rink house is built at Bishop Mills Park. 

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The new play structures will replace the existing ones at Oxford Station Park and Crozier Park in Oxford Mills.

The money came from a contest the organization held, looking for “Canada’s Most Active Community.” North Grenville won, with more than 2,000 residents taking part.

“We surprised a lot of people and beat out some larger cities that are typically the major contenders,” Mayor Peckford says. “It was an awesome experience.”

Jill Sturdy, the municipality’s communications coordinator, says the goal is to have these projects built this year.

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