Fort Frances Highlanders get funding

The Fort Frances Highlanders received $18,800 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to fund equipment, instruments, and uniforms.
“These Trillium funds will greatly improve both the appearance and function of the Fort Frances Highlanders,” said Pipe Major Bruce Lidkea.
“We are thankful for Trillium’s commitment to arts and culture,” he added.
The Fort Frances Highlanders are a non-profit corporation which has been serving Fort Frances and district since the mid-1950s.
The current grant will allow the Fort Frances Highlanders to spend more time and effort teaching new pipers and drummers as interest arises, and to educate and enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of the Celtic arts and heritage by providing performances of an artistic nature.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency of the Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation.
With $100 million in annual funding from the province’s charitable gaming initiative, it provides grants to eligible charitable and not-for-profit organizations in the arts, culture, sports, recreation, environment, and social service sectors.