New Horizons for Seniors Funding: Tom Thompson Art Gallery, Billy Bishop Museum, Owen Sound Marine Rail Museum, and McQuay Tannery Seniors Centre

April 10, 2013

For Immediate Release

April 10th, 2013

New Horizons for Seniors Funding: Tom Thompson Art Gallery, Billy Bishop Museum, Owen Sound Marine Rail Museum, and McQuay Tannery Seniors Centre

Ottawa, ON – Today, Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, made several announcements for funding for local community projects to benefit seniors through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).

The following projects received funding:

1. Tom Thompson Art Gallery – “The First Fifty Years” – $25,000.

The organization will support social participation and inclusion of seniors by having seniors share their stories about the growth and creation of the gallery.

2. Billy Bishop Home and Museum – “Local Heroes” – $25,000

Will support the inclusion of seniors by having seniors share stories through storytelling workshops and will create murals to document historical contributions.

3. Owen Sound Marine Rail Museum – “Community Memories” – $25,000

Will support the inclusion of seniors by capturing the memories of senior citizens through a documentation of their memories of life in Owen Sound.

4. McQuay Tannery Seniors Centre – “Going Forward” – $24,105

This project will renovate the floor and purchase computers and e-readers to support the social participation of seniors by offering computer classes and creating a safe and healthy environment.

“These three projects, and indeed all projects that have received funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, will greatly benefit the senior residents of the community,” said Miller. “I am very pleased to see that these projects received this important funding and wish the organizers the best of luck in seeing these projects through.”

For more information on the New Horizons for Seniors Program please visit; http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/seniors/funding/about/index.shtml.

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