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COLDWATER, Ont. - On Saturday August 12, 2023, MPP Jill Dunlop met with the team at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 270 Coldwater to hear more about the $35,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that was used to upgrade washroom facilities and audiovisual equipment in its conference and banquet hall. The project was completed earlier in June and will give people in the local community a much more comfortable environment to hold programs and events at the Legion for years to come.

“I was happy to attend the event at Branch 270 Coldwater to hear from members about the positive impacts the $35,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation Resilient Communities Fund grant has had for their members and community", said Jill Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe-North. “There are many in the community who will benefit from this.”

The Legion facilities are used by a variety of community organizations for meetings, celebrations and fundraisers. And thanks to the $33,500 grant from the OTF, people of all ages and abilities will be able to take part in activities in a much more comfortable environment.

"This Ontario Trillium Foundation grant could not have come at a better time,” said Kari Malmstrom, Vice-President of the Coldwater Branch. “After so many months of closure, restrictions, and little or no revenue, the improvements made possible by this grant will make a big difference in helping us getting back on track with our regular programs and activities. We will be able to serve our community better.”

Branch 270 Coldwater is committed to the aims of the Royal Canadian Legion, which are to promote Remembrance, support Veterans and their families, and support the local community. If you wish to enquire about using the Coldwater Legion building space for your meeting or hosting an event, please contact the branch at

The Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations celebrates 40 years of grant-making in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested over $110M into 1,022 community projects and partnerships. Visit to learn more.

PHOTO CAPTION: Taking part in the OTF recognition event at Branch 270 Coldwater, left-to-right: Norm Marion; Kari Malmstrom; Jill Dunlop; Cheryll Barr; and Penny Lawrence-Judges.


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