MPP Jordan News Release – Ontario Providing Capital Funding to Central Frontenac

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport funds new outdoor rink in Sharbot Lake

December 18, 2023

MPP John Jordan, Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, announced that the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is providing $93,400 for a brand new outdoor rink in Sharbot Lake, through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) Capital grant stream. This funding will help to ensure that communities have safe and ready access to critical programming, activities and spaces.

MPP Jordan joined Central Frontenac Mayor Fran Smith, staff and committee members to celebrate the unveiling of the rink on Monday, December 18.

“Coming together has always been a lifeline for rural residents of every age in our riding,” said MPP Jordan. “Our government’s investment of $93,400 addresses the very real need for opportunities to get out and enjoy the benefits of exercise and social interaction for the residents of Sharbot Lake and Central Frontenac.”

Provincial funding that is received through the OTF’s Capital grant stream improves the infrastructure that Ontarians need to thrive. Whether it’s purchasing equipment, building a new space, or completing renovations, retrofits or repairs, these grants support projects that are having a positive impact.

“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be overstated,” said Fran Smith, Mayor of the Township of Central Frontenac. “This grant has allowed for the revitalization of an underused space in our community which will help the residents of Sharbot Lake to stay engaged and active.”

“Non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference – helping people train for new careers, learn new things, or simply connect with those around them,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why the capital grant support that my ministry is providing is so important. Our government wants to ensure that these spaces remain the heart of communities across our province.”

Capital grants improve access to programs and technology in community spaces, making it easier for Ontarians to participate in community programs. Funded projects:

Please visit the OTF’s website for more information and a full list of Capital grant stream recipients.


  • Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mandate is to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by investing in community-based initiatives and strengthening the impact of the province’s non-profit sector. OTF programs support the arts, culture, heritage, sports and recreation, human and social services, and environment sectors across the province.


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