Champlain Township Council announced during itsregular meeting on February 10 that as part of its two grant programs, Community Grants and Community Facility Usage Grants, the township will be providing a total $46,685 in grants to various community organizations.
As part of the Community Grants program, the L’Orignal Old Jail will be receiving $8500, the Vankleek Hill Business and Merchant’s Association will receive $5000, and Patrimoine L’Orignal-Longueuil Heritage will receive $4,525. Ski-Vent-Clic, the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society, and the Vankleek Hill & District Historical Society will all receive $4000 each. The Higginson Tower Committee will receive $3000 and the Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre will receive $2000. La Baie Run, the Vankleek Hill Sports Club, and Banque Alimentaire de L’Orignal will all receive $1000 each. The Vankleek Hill Skating Club will receive $995, and St. John’s Anglican Church for Women will receive $500.
In addition, the Community Facility Usage Grants program will provide $2100 to the Club l’amicale du village de L’Orignal. The Canadian Cancer Society-Russell Gauley Breakfast and the Vankleek Hill Fiddle and Dance Association will both receive $1,502, and Vankleek Hill and District Horticultural Society will receive $1,284. La Baie Run will receive an additional $488, and the Club du réveil Vankleek Hill will receive $289.