The Maidstone Recreation Centre has used $62,000 in provincial funding to rebuild its four outdoor sand volleyball courts as we return to physical activity after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The money comes from the Ontario government’s Community Building Fund through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
We are very appreciative of this funding which has allowed us to renovate our ageing courts . Contractors repaired the underground court drainage system; replaced the rotted court borders; put up new net poles and added a system that allows for the net height to be more easily adjusted for different players. As well, the ball netting was extended to 20 feet on all sides ; three inches of court sand was added and a new cement spectator area was created.
The MRC also contributed to the project on a smaller scale by adding padding to the court posts, replacing a court light pole, removing cedar trees on the east side of the court and the horseshoe pits on the south side followed by landscaping both areas.
Thanks to funding from the Ontario Government Community Building Fund through the Ontario Trillium Foundation our Maidstone volleyball courts have an increased lifespan of 20-25 years
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A large portion of funds raised for the upkeep and maintenance of the Maidstone Recreation Centre are acquired from bingos at Breakaway Gaming Centre, located at 655 Crawford Ave. Windsor. Keep checking back to see when the next Charity Bingo will be and come out and support the centre.
The MRC Fun Day was a great success! It was great to see families and friends get together in a day of fun events. Clarol the Clown entertained the children with an interesting show with smiles all around. Clarol’s associates did a great job with face painting on some of the children and…some adults who felt in the party spirit:) The volleyball courts were busy with some volleyball games and a day at the beach for others. Everyone enjoyed a nice luncheon at the end of the festivities. Thanks goes out to all the helpers including our own personal photographer. See you next year…
Team registrations are now being accepted for the Thursday Night CO-ED Sand Volleyball League. Please visit theSand Volleyball page to download the forms and gather further information. This will be the 10th season for the Thursday Night League.
The MRC was awarded a Community Builder Grant by Libro Credit Union. An outdoor volleyball league for Essex County youth will be offered this summer at the Maidstone Recreation Centre. With the help of supporters like the Libro Credit Union, young people in grades 8 through 11 will have an opportunity to play on four well groomed sand volleyball courts. The MRC Libro Credit Union has donated $10,000 to assist with the purchase of a small tractor and court grooming equipment. The Bank of Montreal also donated $800 towards this initiative.