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Thursday, July 11, 2019

New Rugby Club Benefits From Community Foundation Grant

Owen Sound | by Matt Hermiz  

New sports club in Owen Sound among 11 organizations to receive grants in from Community Foundation Grey Bruce.

The newly launched Owen Sound Rugby Club is on some firmer financial footing after receiving a grant from the Community Foundation Grey Bruce.

The club's president Darcy Werger accepted a $1,000 contribution at a granting ceremony held by the Foundation at the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre in Owen Sound yesterday.

The Owen Sound Rugby Club was one of 11 projects or organizations to receive grant cheques at the disbursement. 

Werger says the grant will help the Owen Sound Rugby Club get off the ground in its first year of operations.

"It helps us keep our costs lower so we can get as many kids involved as possible," Werger explains. 

Community Foundation Grey Bruce executive director Stuart Reid says a total of $129,152 is being granted out this year to support projects by 55 charities in Grey and Bruce counties.

Reid says over $111,000 of that will go to local projects or agencies in Owen Sound.

The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce, Council on Aging Grey Bruce, El Sistema Grey Bruce, the Emancipation Festival, Friends of Summer Sizzle, Georgian Bay Children's Choir, Safe N' Sound residence, Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre and United Way of Bruce Grey also accepted grants yesterday ranging between $1,000 and $3,000.

Since its inception 25 years ago, the Community Foundation Grey Bruce has granted over $4.5-million back to charities and non-profits in Grey and Bruce counties.

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