A total of $37,500 was divvied up amongst eight community organizations as the Town of Fort Frances disbursed money from the Moffat Family Fund on behalf of the Winnipeg Foundation
“It gives me great pleasure and council great pleasure to make these awards this evening,” commented Fort Frances Mayor Roy Avis at Monday evening’s council meeting, before presenting the cheques to the different organizations.
“It’s good for the community and it’s good for those groups that are out working and are enjoying the community and want to improve [it],” he added.
Of the $37,000, it was the local Salvation Army who was given the lion’s share of the funding, receiving a cheque for $10,000.
Other recipients included $3,000 to the Fort Frances Museum, $2,00 to the Fort Frances Highlanders Pipes & Drums, $3,000 to the 908 Rainy Lake Air Cadet Squadron, $2,500 to the Fort Frances Girls Hockey Association, $3,500 to the Rainy River District Festival Association, $5,000 to the United Native Friendship Centre, and $8,500 to KidSport—Fort Frances.
The call for applications to receive funds from the Moffat Family Fund went out for the eighth-straight year earlier in 2010, with individuals and organizations encouraged to submit their requests for a portion of that funding, along with a supporting rationale.