Fri, 13 Apr 2018
The Town of Oakville opened the doors to a new community kitchen today at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. Oakville MPP Kevin Flynn was on hand to congratulate town staff on the work done with the $92,500 Ontario150 Community Capital grant it received in 2017, and heard from staff about how the kitchen will make a difference to the community.
“Thanks to this special funding, QE Park now has a beautiful, state-of-the-art kitchen that will enable community organizations to prepare and serve their own food at their events,” said Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville. “This facility will help connect more people, to break, and maybe even bake bread together. This kitchen will prove to have a lasting impact on our community and will continue to bring Oakville closer together.”
The commercial-grade kitchen will provide a venue for cooking and nutrition programs for all ages including upcoming spring programs and summer camps. It will also be available for community programs and events.
“Council is always looking for new opportunities for residents to share their culture and connect with each other,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “This new inclusive community kitchen will allow them to do so in a meaningful way.”
Administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, Ontario150 Community Capital Program grants help nonprofit organizations, municipalities and Indigenous communities renovate, repair and retrofit existing community and cultural infrastructure. The one-time grant was designed to help honour the province’s past, showcase the present and inspire future generations. For more information, visit www.otf.ca.