BRACEBRIDGE, ON – Nine Bracebridge local non-profit groups have benefited from town council grants totaling $9,000.

Last Wednesday Mayor Graydon Smith announced the recipients of the annual Community Grant Program.

In naming the groups, Smith underscored the importance of the contributions being provided through non-profit organizations and other community groups on behalf of the citizens of Bracebridge.

“Groups such as these are the backbone of a vibrant community. These agencies engage volunteers in a meaningful way to make positive impacts in Bracebridge and the surrounding area,” said Smith in a statement. “Council is pleased to support that work.”

One group receiving a grant of $1,000, the Muskoka Rowing Club, showered praise on the council for providing the funding.

“We are pleased to be able to put the funds from the Town towards the purchase of 8 new oars for a ‘new to us’ boat,” confirmed club director Beth Grimstead.

“This will allow more rowers to get out on the water, and enjoy the sport!”

The town has contributed over $100,000 since 2009 for local organizations.

2019 Recipients

Alzheimer Society Muskoka $1,500
Hospice Muskoka $1,500
Bracebridge Senior Citizens Centennial Club $1,500
Muskoka Rowing Club $1,000
Macaulay Tree House $1,000
Muskoka Lawn Bowling Club $530
Bracebridge Agricultural Society $120
Safe Quiet Lakes $500
Community YWCA of Muskoka $1,500