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New Lights at the Boys and Girls Club

Published September 05, 2017 13:11

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NEWS RELEASE August 24, 2017
For Immediate Release

THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB’S BRIGHT IDEA FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION

Oshawa – Things will be a little brighter, and more energy-efficient this fall, thanks to a $30,800 Ontario150 Community Capital Program grant made earlier this year. On Wednesday afternoon, local MPP Jennifer French visited the Club on Eulalie Avenue as young people were learning about energy conservation, with a special focus how this upgrade of all 136 light fixtures in the building will make a difference to the club and the many programs offered there. MPP French officially presented the Club with a plaque to mark the work that’s been done.

“Usually at the Boys and Girls Club in Oshawa, it is the youth that shine brightly. Today, we are also pleased to showcase the new brighter and better lighting that will fill such a special place in our community. An Ontario150 Capital grant like this helps this dynamic organization provide the best environment possible.” – Jennifer French, MPP for Oshawa

These lights will reduce energy consumption at the Boys and Girls club by 72 per cent and will represent an annual cost savings of approximately $9,000 per year.

“The goal of this grant was to update the lighting of the facility in key programming areas and surrounding hallways, providing a secure space for the children in our program, and the community as a whole, which is also energy efficient and energy conservative,” said Lisa McNee Baker, Executive Director. “This will aid us in our work to foster more active lifestyles in both structured and unstructured physical activities and will impact the lives of 6,000 people in the community.”

Administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, Ontario150 Community Capital Program grants are helping non-profit organizations, municipalities and Indigenous communities renovate, repair and retrofit existing community and cultural infrastructure. The one-time, Ontario150 grant has been designed to help honour Ontario’s past, showcase the present and inspire future generations.

The Boys and Girls Club is a non-profit, charitable organization that has been serving the community for 54 years. It provides a safe, positive and supportive environment for young people and families, and provides programs that support the healthy physical, educational, and social development of children and youth.

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For more information contact:
Lisa McNee Baker, Executive Director
Boys and Girls Club of Durham
905-278-5121
lmcneebaker@bgcdurham.com

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