Laurentian Ski Hill Snowboarding Club is launching a three-year strategic plan to guide new partnerships and work towards transitioning to a four-season destination, with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
On Friday, Laurentian Ski Hill Snowboarding Club recognized the significant support provided by a $72,300 Resilient Communities Fund grant awarded by the OTF.
Laurentian, a non-profit organization is committed to implementing new strategies and partnerships to guide the long-term sustainable growth of this significant community asset. As a result of funding from the OTF, Laurentian Ski Hill was able to hire additional staff, develop a three-year strategic plan, and invest in new equipment and supplies.
“COVID-19 has been a challenge for so many not-for-profit tourism, culture, sport and recreation organizations, and we are proud that our government has supported Laurentian Ski Hill’s recovery through the Resilient Community Fund,” says Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli. “Financial support from the Ontario government has helped ensure the ski hill to develop a strategic and tourism plan and purchase equipment to support their rental shop.”
Laurentian Ski Hill Snowboarding Club is excited to be celebrating its 98th year of operation. It is a valuable part of our community and plays an important role in the economy as a destination tourism attraction in the Nipissing District. The goal is to build upon and continue to grow the organization with the help of the Board of Directors, staff, community partners and volunteers to ensure its viability while creating a recreational space that will benefit our region for years to come.
“The funding received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation is a huge step towards increasing our HR capacity and developing a three-year strategic plan that will help us provide more services and products year around to the community and visitors,” states Brad Gavan, president of Laurentian Ski Hill Snowboarding Club.
The OTF is an agency of the Government of Ontario and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations celebrating 40 years of grant-making in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested over $110 million into 1,022 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund.
Laurentian Ski Hill Snowboarding Club is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. Operating a fun-packed winter destination located in North Bay, the hill offers skiers and snowboarders 1.5 kilometres of slopes, a 106-metre vertical drop, a terrain park and a licensed cafe. Rentals, group and private lessons, programs and camps for kids, school programs and more are also available. For more information visit www.laurentianskihill.com.