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Oliver-Paipoonge Seniors'Centre Expands

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Oliver-Paipoonge Seniors'Centre Expands

McGuinty Government Supporting Infrastructure in Northern Communities

Seniors in Oliver-Paipoonge Township now have more opportunities for social, leisure and other activities with a new woodworking and craft addition at the Rural 60 Plus Centre.

Through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOFHC), the Oliver-Paipoogne Rural 60 Plus Association built a new 2,016-square foot woodworking and crafts room.

Opening today, this new expansion will enrich the lives of local residents and opens up space in the centre for other club and community activities.

Investing in northern infrastructure projects is an important part of the province's Open Ontario plan to help strengthen the northern economy and enhance job creation.

Quick Facts

  • The NOHFC is providing $20,000 to this project under its Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation has previously provided $150,000 towards this project.
  • The Rural 60 Plus Association has grown from 10 founding members in 1983 to more than 250 members today.

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“Our government recognizes the important role seniors' centres play in enhancing quality of life in our communities and we are proud to help expand activities and programs in Oliver-Paipoonge.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, and chair of the NOHFC

“Marking the 25th Anniversary of the Rural 60 Plus Centre, this renovation will enhance independent community living activities for the senior citizens of the Oliver Paipoonge area. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the organization on its noteworthy contributions to this community, and to wish them continued success.”

Bill Mauro

MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan

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