Media Release 22-06: $150,000 OTF Grant adds to Fitness Programs at local Centre

February 15, 2022
3:00 PM
Release #22-06

Subject:   $150,000 OTF Grant adds to Fitness programs at local Centre

Minden Hills, ON – On Tuesday, local MPP Laurie Scott stopped by the Minden Hills Community Centre/S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena to see the results of a $150,000 Capital grant awarded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) in 2019. Thanks to the funds, the Township of Minden Hills has been able to improve its recreational infrastructure with the purchase of a portable and retractable stage and adding lots of new fitness equipment to the facility.

“This new equipment is great news for Haliburton County residents that allows even more people to enjoy the new community centre and participate in fitness and recreational activities,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.

The grant allowed the Township to add the new stage, purchase new fitness equipment (ranging from rackets to sports balls), four sets of posts and nets, retractable basketball backstops, a roll up divider curtains for the gym, as well as mobile equipment storage racks, tables and chairs. The project was completed in January and creates more opportunities for area residents to enjoy recreational activities, programs and events at the facility for years to come.

“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be underestimated,” said Craig Belfry, Director of Community Services. “This grant will allow the Township to foster more active lifestyles in the community, as this initiative is helping with infrastructure for unstructured and structured physical activities, and will have an impact on the lives of residents for years to come”

The Minden Hills Community Centre/S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena is committed to developing recreational opportunities in this new facility for everyone in the community. If you wish to enquire about recreational programming, please visit its website at:

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Please visit for more information:


Contact Information:

Craig Belfry, Director of Community Services Township of Minden Hills
PO Box 359, 7 Milne Street
Minden, ON K0M 2K0