Woodstock Curling Centre Celebrates 75th Anniversary and $111,600 OTF Grant

October 21, 2023

Woodstock, ON – On Saturday, the Woodstock Curling Centre celebrated 75 years of curling, social events, bonspiels, and provincial championships. Local MPP Ernie Hardeman was in attendance to celebrate the Woodstock Curling Centre’s history in the community as well as to recognize a $111,600 Capital grant they received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.  

 “This investment by the Ontario Trillium Foundation is great news for the Woodstock Curling Centre,” said Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford. “This investment will ensure the Centre can continue to offer their multi-generational curling programs, helping community members stay active through the growing sport of curling”.

The funds allowed the Centre to install new lighting, new energy efficient furnaces and dehumidifiers. The new equipment has a positive impact on the Centre’s utility costs, contributing to the Centre’s ability to offer curling to the community for many more years ahead.

“This Ontario Trillium Fund grant allowed us to upgrade lighting and equipment” said Lisa Wells, President of the Curling Centre “this capital investment allowed us make the Centre much more energy efficient. We are so grateful that our new equipment will contribute not only energy saving but also confidence that we can continue to provide curling as an important recreational option for the Woodstock community.”

Over 500 community members participate in regular curling activities and events offered at the Woodstock Curling Centre from children and students to retirees and Special Olympians. The Learn to Curl program has sold out the past two seasons, introducing over 100 community members to curling with almost half of them registering for regular leagues.   

If you wish to enquire about our programs, including team building opportunities for your workplace, or as an event space please visit our website at www.woodstockcurling.com

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations celebrates 40 years of grant-making in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested over $110M into 1,022 community projects and partnerships. Visit otf.ca to learn more.