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Curling Club Upgrades Completed

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On October 23, 2010, in Newmarket, Ontario, the York Curling Club held an official ceremony celebrating the completion of renovations to the club. 

The club is more than 50 years old and has been playing out of the same building for almost as long.  Its large membership was unable to hold bonspiels due to the condition of the ice foundation. With RInC/Ontario REC funding they were able to expand their facility and repair their existing ice slabs.

Work on this project included fixing the grade of the ice surface, renovating the exterior of the building and adding two additional sheets of ice.

The governments of Canada and Ontario have each contributed more than $370,000 to the project, while the York Curling Club contributed the balance of the total project cost of more than $1 million.

York Curling Club

Newmarket Mayor, Tony Van Bynan, throw the first rock on the new rink, along with sweepers YCC President, Kent Milford (R) and Vice-President, Bruce Orrell (L), while MP Lois Brown and MPP Michael Chan look on.