Lawn Bowling Club gets Federal Grant

Today MP Kim Rudd announced that Cobourg’s Lawn Bowling club would be given $22,100 to help pay for some much needed equipment.  The money came from a fund called the “New Horizons for Seniors Program”. Kim said that as well as promoting “positive aging by supporting seniors’ volunteerism and encouraging seniors to play an active role in their communities” it is also “partnering with the community since organizations like this are community”.  The club applied for the grant about a year ago for their “Bowling for Life” project.  According to the club’s web site, it currently has about 100 members aged from 8 to over 90. However, it’s known to be mostly popular with seniors – that’s why the grant… Read complete articleLawn Bowling Club gets Federal Grant

Film and Book about Victoria Hall

In October 2014, historian John Taylor announced that he would be creating a documentary film about the history of Victoria Hall (see links below).  He hoped to get a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts but it seemed they did not think a documentary film was art so his request was denied.  But now, he is planning a book and a 15 minute documentary and wants to use his own money plus raise $25,000 from donors. John currently lives in Vancouver and works in the film Industry but he previously lived in Cobourg and was Executive Director of the Society for the Restoration of Victoria Hall from 1971 to 1975.   At the Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting… Read complete articleFilm and Book about Victoria Hall