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null CRNC Skate Park Receives An OTF Grant

July 15, 2013 -

The following is posted on behalf of the City's community partner for this skate park project.

New Resource to Support A Community Recreational Facility

Community Response to Neighbourhood Concerns (CRNC) gets close to $600,000 fundraising goal for the Wally Elmer Skate Park thanks to a $110,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The Honourable John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston and the Islands and OTF representative Ann Prichard attended the CRNC Summer Celebration held in Shannon Park on Wednesday.


"The skate park coming to Shannon Park will bring new facilities and opportunities for sport and recreation in Kingston's North End.  I am proud of the Ontario Trillium Foundation for supporting this development as the Wally Elmer Centre continues to expand its services as a community hub for the youth of Rideau Heights and Marker's Acres."

John Gerretsen, M.P.P., Kingston and The Islands

"The funds received from OTF gives CRNC a huge step up towards seeing the Skate Park become a reality in the Rideau Heights Neighbourhood of the City of Kingston.  With only $60,000 to still be raised CRNC hopes to begin construction in the fall.  This project a CRNC / City of Kingston partnership, will provide a great recreational facility for skate boarders, roller bladers and cycle riders." 

Gillian Moss, Chair, Community Response to Neighbourhood Concerns


CRNC, a registered charitable organization, has been working in the Rideau Heights and Markers Acres Districts for 20 years. The neighbourhood organization strives to work with the residents to provide opportunities, address issues and concerns and make improvements to the community.  The Skate Park is the latest major project for CRNC.

A leading grant-maker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.


For more information about the Ontario Trillium Foundation, visit


Gillian Moss, Chair, CRNC  613 542-7940,