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Mono College Park’s New Pickleball Courts: A Community Victory

Mono College Park’s New Pickleball Courts: On a momentous occasion marking the evolution of recreational amenities in Mono, Ontario, the town recently celebrated the inauguration of six state-of-the-art pickleball courts. Amidst a backdrop of enthusiasm and camaraderie, distinguished guests, including Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones, Mono Mayor John Creelman, and Mono CAO Mike Dunmore, joined by a cohort of eager pickleball enthusiasts, gathered at Mono College Park for a symbolic ribbon-cutting-ceremony.

The newly unveiled courts, equipped with essential features such as nets, posts, fencing, a windbreak, and LED lighting, stand as a testament to Mono’s commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive community space. A significant accelerator for this transformative project was the allocation of a $150,000 capital grant from the esteemed Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), highlighting the foundation’s steadfast support for initiatives aimed at enhancing community well-being.

The Ontario government has provided this investment through the Ontario Trillium Foundation to repair and repurpose two tennis courts into the six new dedicated pickleball courts for members of our community to enjoy for years to come,” -( MPP Jones)

Reflecting on the profound impact of this investment, MPP Sylvia Jones expressed gratitude towards the Ontario government for its instrumental role in facilitating the conversion of two tennis courts into six dedicated pickleball courts, ensuring that residents of Mono can indulge in this growing sport for generations to come.

 “Generous support from our federal and provincial partners that has allowed Mono to repurpose Mono College Park tennis courts into pickleball courts to the benefit of this growing sport.”-(John)

Mayor John Creelman echoed these sentiments, extending heartfelt appreciation to federal and provincial partners for their generous contributions, which enabled the transformation of Mono College Park’s tennis courts into a dynamic pickleball haven. Emphasizing the collaborative spirit that underpins such initiatives, Creelman showed the importance of fostering partnerships to realize shared community goals.

“Non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference, That’s why funding that my ministry is providing through the OTF is so important. Our government wants to ensure that these programs and spaces remain the heart of communities across our province.”-(lumsden)

Neil Lumsden, Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, presented the pivotal role of non-profit organizations of Ontario’s communities. Recognizing the transformative power of funding initiatives like those facilitated by the OTF, Lumsden reaffirmed the government’s commitment to preserving and strenghtening spaces and programs that serve as the lifeblood of communities across the province.

Last year, OTF allocated over $110 million to 1,044 community projects and multi-sector partnerships.

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Amidst the backdrop of these celebratory remarks, it is clear that the unveiling of Mono’s new pickleball courts signifies not only a win for sports enthusiasts but also a testament to the enduring spirit of collaboration and community engagement.

News in Brief: Mono College Park’s New Pickleball Courts

Mono, Ontario recently inaugurated six modern pickleball courts, supported by a $150,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Distinguished guests, including MPP Sylvia Jones and Mayor John Creelman, celebrated the occasion, highlighting the collaborative effort behind the project.

Reflecting Ontario’s commitment to community well-being, the transformation of tennis courts into pickleball facilities creates inclusivity and recreational opportunities. With LED lighting and other amenities, the courts symbolize Mono’s dedication to vibrant communal spaces, promising a new era of sportsmanship and camaraderie for residents.

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