Last season, the Cornwall Curling Club applied for and received grant funding from the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (“CPRA”) under a program titled Reaching Each and Every One: A Community Sport Intervention. The overarching goal of CPRA’s program was to support the prompt initiation of community level interventions on programs, events, and/or policy changes that remove barriers and increase sport access, participation and retention rates for equity deserving groups, in particular Black, Indigenous, racially diverse, 2SLGBTQQIA+, low-income and newcomer populations, as well as people living with disabilities.
Club Program Development Chair, Bill McGuire and Program Coordinator, Landon Warder were instrumental in ensuring the grant money funding supported both the ParaSport and Learn to Curl programs – allowing for additional participants to play, access better equipment, and
enjoy more ice time.
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