Over $100k given out in Creative County grants

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Artist Daisy Fresh with her mural which now graces the Brooke-Alvinston Municipal Centre. The work was part of a Creative County grant application.

Twenty one artists and groups are getting over $100,000 in funding from Lambton’s Creative County Committee.

The group was formed to promote the arts through grants for projects in 2013. This year, the committee encouraged projects led by or in partnership with Indigenous groups to foster reconciliation. There are eight projects in that category. 

Among those getting grants are

• Lambton Fairs Association $4,000 for their Barn Quilt Project.

• Town of Plympton-Wyoming $6,500 for a historic plaque honouring the site of the former Mandaumin Library.

• $2,500 to the Lambton Young Theatre Players, in support of the LYTP Collective Creation program.

• $15,000 to Sherri DeWolf towards the Mermaids & Mariners on the St. Clair event.

• $10,000 to the Corunna Volunteer Firefighters Association for the 1925 LaFrance Fire Truck Restoration Project.

• $3,000 to Liana Russwurm towards the Alvinston, Stories from the Church weekly publication.

• $2,800 to the Lambton County Plowmen’s Association for their Telling Our History project.

• $2,500 to Hillside School and KSPFN Education Services in support of two murals to be installed in their community centre.

• $5,000 to the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation towards the creation of the Golden Eagles Seniors Healing Garden and Teaching Circle.

• $12,125 in support of the Anishinaabe Thunderbird Sundance.

• $8,845 to the Aamjiwnaang Early Learning Centre for their Anishinaabe Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative.