Ontario Invests in Wilmot Culture and Heritage

Published on January 17, 2020

January 10, 2020

Baden - Today Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris joined Township of Wilmot Mayor Les Armstrong and Castle Kilbride Curator Tracy Loch to announce new funding for culture and heritage in Wilmot.

Castle Kilbride will receive a Community Museum Operating Grant (CMOG) of $16,608 for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The Community Museum Operating Grant is the only program that provides operating support to museums. This funding will strengthen the capacity of organizations across the heritage sector that protect and interpret Ontario’s heritage.

“With the Ontario government supporting museums, they are also supporting and contributing to cultural tourism,” said Tracy Loch. “Museums play a significant role in communities as the stewards of our collective heritage as Ontarians. Receiving funding allows museums to survive and thrive. Thank you for the continued support.”

In addition, Wilmot Heritage Fire Brigades will receive $1,545 through a 2019-20 Heritage Organization Development Grant.

“I am proud that our government is supporting a thriving heritage community in Wilmot, said MPP Harris. “This funding will enable staff and volunteers to continue their great work keeping our local history preserved for future generations.”

The Ontario government is committed to a strong culture sector. This funding helps heritage organizations play a significant role in contributing to lifelong learning and the creation of vibrant, creative communities.