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June 29, 2015

NORTH BAY – More than $10,000 has been awarded to three local groups under the
Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli announced today.

The grants include:

  •  $4,800 to the North Bay and Area Potters Guild for the Senior Ceramacists
  • $2,996 to the North Bay Rising Stars; and
  • $2,786 to the Powassan & District Union Public Library for the Seniors Lunch and
    Learn project

Under the program, grants from $500 up to a maximum of $10,000 are awarded for
projects that provide seniors with the opportunity to connect, contribute, learn and lead
active lives. The aim is to encourage greater social inclusion, volunteerism and
community engagement for seniors across the province.

Projects must fulfill at least one of five key priorities including opportunities for seniors to
network, promotion of learning related to seniors issues, support for initiatives that
include seniors as volunteers, and development of cross-community seniors programs
and those that sustain seniors programs long-term.

“My congratulations go out to the successful groups for their dedication to enhancing the
quality of life of our seniors in Nipissing, and enabling them to continue to contribute and
be involved in our communities,” said Fedeli.


For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact:
Clint Thomas
Executive Assistant
(705) 474-8340 or (416) 710-1752

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