By Charlie Senack, Barrhaven Independent
The Twin Elm Rugby Park in Richmond is about to receive $100,000 in repairs after the province announced funding improvements for the site.
On April 1, Nepean MPP Lisa MacLeod, who is also the minister in charge of tourism, culture and sport, said the money will be used for repairs to the septic system and for interior renovations. It also includes new post pads, storage containers, field repairs, and upgraded washrooms.
“The Twin Elm Rugby Park is a popular athletic hub in eastern Ontario, supporting many athletes, coaches, volunteers and visitors across a wide variety of sport disciplines,” said MacLeod. “Our government is investing in this premier facility and helping to fund critical infrastructure improvements that will support and stabilize park operations, while ensuring that spectators, teams and players can continue to safely enjoy all this venue has to offer.”
Capital funding will come from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, which MacLeod’s ministry runs to invest in community rejects and partnerships.
The Twin Elm Rugby Park says these critical upgrades will ensure the facility continues to be a hub for Richmond and beyond.
“We look forward to implementing the required and recommended upgrades and ensuring the tradition of Twin Elm Rugby Park lives on,” said Robert Orange, president of the park.