Support from Community Building Fund Keeps Milton Springers Moving
Milton, ON – COVID-19 restrictions have affected Ontario’s youth sport organizations since the first shutdown
in March 2020. Disrupted training due to closures and lowered capacity limits have reduced numbers in
programs and negatively impacted participants and coaching staff. To help in the recovery, Milton Springers
Gymnastics Club received a $99,600 grant from the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund –
Operating stream in 2021. This grant, delivered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, supports staffing and
operating costs and equipment upgrades for the club.
“I am proud our government is providing almost $100,000 to support the Milton Springers Gymnastics Club
through the Community Building Fund Grant,” said Parm Gill, Member of Provincial Parliament for Milton. “This
funding will help them to retain staff and upgrade systems so they can continue to provide our community with
positive and important sport experiences.”
Through this grant, the club has purchased equipment such as disinfecting foggers for enhanced sanitizing of
the gym, as well as technical upgrades in tablets and computers that are being used for registration and
program administration. The grant is providing essential assistance in facility and administrative operations as
the club returns to more normal program participation after the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We feel extremely grateful to get funding from the Community Building Fund,” says Linda Massel, General
Manager of Milton Springers. “This grant is helping us come back from two very challenging years of COVID-
As many of the restrictions ease and capacity requirements are lifted, the club looks forward to rebuilding their
program to pre-Covid levels. “We are feeling much more optimistic as we look down the road to the upcoming
seasons,” adds Massel. “Our team just had its first competition experience after two years on the sidelines and
we are looking forward to having more kids participate in our upcoming spring session starting in April, as well
as Summer Break Camps. The energy is back in the gym and it feels great!”
Milton Springers Gymnastics Club is a not-for-profit organization proudly serving the Halton region since 1974.
Their mission is to be the leader in teaching gymnastics excellence to children and youth using a progressive
and encouraging manner that recognizes both effort and achievement. Through gymnastics they build a
foundation for a healthy, active lifestyle. Learn more at miltonspringers.ca.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s
leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and
partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non‐profit sector.
In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non‐profit organizations rebuild and
recover from the impacts of COVID‐19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.
General Manager, Milton Springers Gymnastics Club