The Girouxville Enhancement Committee refurbishment project to develop the local skating rink into a year-round community sports and recreation facility is now closer to reality as work on the project begins this summer.
The Town of Girouxville has approved moving the hockey rink to where the former curling rink stood at the same site and the boards around the existing structure have already been removed.
In addition to the work getting underway, the Girouxville Enhancement Committee project received an additional impetus with a $2000 grant from Corteva Agriscience.
Corteva Agriscience, which was formerly called Pioneer Hi-Bred is the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont.
Girouxville Enhancement Committee president Alexandra Brochu and her husband Marc Brochu who is also a committee member are both Corteva Agriscience sales representatives in the region, and on behalf of the Girouxville Enhancement Committee submitted the Corteva grant application.
“Corteva Agriscience understands how local skating rinks play a big role in tying rural communities together by providing a place for recreation and socialization,” Wayne Hock, territory manager at Corteva Agriscience says on the company’s website. “We are happy to help keep these community centres up, running and thriving.”
Along with the $2000 grant, Corteva has also being instrumental in making donations of auction items at a number Girouxville Enhancement Committee fundraisers.
The members of Girouxville Enhancement Committee are Alex Brochu (president,) Kim Girard (vice president,) Tracy Prewillitz (treasurer,) Estelle Chaillier (secretary,) Mark Brochu and Jeff Prewillitz.
“We are grateful to Corteva Agriscience for their contribution,” says Alexandra Brochu. “By enhancing our outdoor skating facility, we will be able to provide our community with a safe recreational facility that encourages interaction and participation in outdoor, physical activities.”