Six Nations Parks and Rec makes $400k in upgrades

OHSWEKEN — Six Nations Parks and Recreation buildings got a few upgrades this year thanks to $400,000 in provincial grants this year.

The upgrades were made in October and included the following enhancements at buildings on the sports and memorial cultural centre grounds:

-Replacement of the swing doors with automatic sliding doors at the entrance to the Dajoh Youth and Elders Centre.

-Replacement of the drinking fountain with a Water Bottle Fill Station at the Six Nations Sports Fields.

-Replacement of 1999 Dasher Rink Board System at the Six Nations Sports and Cultural Memorial Centre (Arena).

-Upgrade from Metal-Halide Lights to an LED Lighting System at the Six Nations Softball Diamond No. 2.

The funding came from the Ontario Community Buildings – Capital Stream Grant to make the much-needed improvements to facilities, Six Nations of the Grand River said in a press release.

The total grant of $403,500, went towards facility upgrades at the SNGR Parks and Recreation Department buildings, many of which were to ensure public safety.

The SNGR Parks and Recreation Department  said it was grateful to the Trillium Foundation and provincial government for the grant.

“These projects are crucial in replacing outdated operational equipment, improving public safety and enhancing accessibility to the Parks and Recreation facilities,” SNGR Director of Recreation Cheryl Henhawk said. “We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Government of Ontario, Will Bouma, MPP for Brantford and the County of Brant, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support in providing this much-needed grant to the community.”

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