Woolwich Girls Minor Hockey receives $47,500 Ontario Trillium Grant, News (Woolwich Wild)

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Woolwich Girls Minor Hockey receives $47,500 Ontario Trillium Grant
On September 4, 2022, Woolwich Girls Minor Hockey hosted an event to celebrate the $47,500 Operating stream grant they received from the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).

Please see the video link for the presentation below (recorded by 519 Sports Online - 519sportsonline.ca):

Presentation of Grant by President Woolwich Wild Girls Hockey

“I’m extremely pleased to see the Ontario Trillium Fund supporting Woolwich Girls Hockey with an operating grant of $47,500,” said Mike Harris, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga. “Having access to local, high-quality facilities and programs for sports and recreation helps families and communities thrive. Good luck to all the players getting back on the ice this season. I know they’ll have a blast, make new friends, and learn about teamwork and sportsmanship.”

"The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be overstated,” said Kevin Schmitt, President of Woolwich Girls Minor Hockey “This grant has allowed the association to continue offering amazing programming for the players and members of the association. This has made our position as an association very strong in the community especially coming out of the pandemic. The fund came out of the Community Building Fund and assisted with Virtual Meetings and Web presence as well as equipment purchases and rental of facilities. As the association celebrated its 20th anniversary these funds will allow us to continue to strive to promote female hockey for Woolwich Township and follow our mission statement.

Founded in 2001, the Woolwich Girls Minor Hockey Association, also known as the Woolwich Wild, serves the Woolwich Township which is located just northeast of the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo and centered in the communities of St. Jacobs and Elmira. WGMHA’s mission is to foster and promote girls hockey for those residing in the Township of Woolwich.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) mission is to build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario. As an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Since 2020, OTF has supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit otf.ca to learn more

Kevin Schmitt
President, Woolwich Girls Minor Hockey