August 6-21, 2022
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8/7/22

by: Niagara Host Society

ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION GRANTS $250,000 TO NIAGARA 2022 HOST SOCIETY

Today, Niagara Place officially opened with the announcement of a $250,000 Operating stream grant to the Niagara 2022 Host Society from the Community Building Fund administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Niagara Place will serve as a free daily festival hub for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games over the next two weeks — providing attendees with activations celebrating the region’s culture and history through daily programming featuring live music, art exhibits, and elements of Niagara’s culinary scene. Niagara Place also has activation spaces for Indigenous and Francophone communities.

“It is with such pride that I congratulate the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games on receiving the Government of Ontario's Community Building Fund grant,” said Jennie Stevens, Member of Provincial Parliament for the City of St. Catharines. “The Games have allowed for new building development, job creation, and volunteer opportunities. The athletes competing at the facilities across the Niagara Region will leave a legacy of sportsmanship and athleticism, sparking interest and drive among the youth in our community. The facilities built for the 2022 Canada Summer Games are top-tier, environmentally conscious, and will continue to be spaces for our communities to gather, play, complete, and reflect. Congratulations to the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games!”

The Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games, with a $250,000 Community Building Fund – Operating Stream Grant over the past 12 months, has continued operating facilities and delivering experiences and programs for Ontarians by recalling full-time staff to deliver hybrid programming, upgrading equipment in alignment with health and safety protocols, and supporting general operating expenses.

“We would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for this incredibly generous grant,” said Doug Hamilton, Board Chair of the Niagara 2022 Host Society. “With their support, the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games will be a once-in-a-lifetime event that brings residents from across the country together in the Niagara Region for an incredible celebration of Canada’s sport, arts, culture and community. The Games will undoubtedly be a great legacy to the Niagara Region for years to come — an outcome that was only reinforced by the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s generosity.”

About the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

At the peak of Niagara’s boldest summer yet, more than 5,000 up-and-coming athletes, their coaches and support staff will gather to compete for the podium in Canada’s largest multi-sport event. From August 6 to 21, 2022, Niagara will surge stronger than ever on the national stage. The 2022 Games, made possible thanks to funding and support from the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the Niagara Region, and the Canada Games Council, will give rise to new legacies of ambition, confidence, and compassion that will inspire generations to come. 

For further information, visit us at niagara2022games.ca or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@2022canadagames).

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.

Media Contact:

Christopher Séguin, Manager, Media & Communications

cseguin@2022canadagames.ca

289.880.4005

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