A haul of $170,000 from The Orillia 2018 Ontario Winter Games. The money will be put towards the legacy project for re-investment in the community.
“We are absolutely thrilled, honored and very excited to announce that the Ontario Winter Games will leave a lasting legacy on our community for years to come,” said Gill Tillmann, Chair of the Orillia 2018 Ontario Winter Games.
“Our goal was to operate the Games on budget in order to receive the full $100,000 from the Ministry for the legacy. The fact we managed to earn an additional $70,000 is a testament to our amazing community support,” said Tillmann in a statement.
The legacy dollars have been developed through a combination of grant funding through a hosting grant by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport of $100,000 and a profit earned directly through the Games of $70,000.
The Ontario Winter Games were majority funded by the Province of Ontario who awarded Orillia a $1,000,000 hosting grant through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
- $100,000 of this grant was to be held as a legacy fund and/or contingency fund guarantee for Games operations
- $202,000 was contributed by the athletes through registration fees
- $134,000 through sponsorship campaign
- $53,000 Municipal Contributions (Orillia, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Barrie, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Oro-Medonte and Simcoe County)
And the Games have begun!
Posted by Orillia 2018 Ontario Winter Games on Thursday, March 1, 2018
Where specifically the funds will be focused on will be determined at a City Council meeting Monday. The City of Orillia will once again play host to the Ontario Winter Games in 2020.