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Kawartha Lakes announces 2020 Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grant recipients for Lindsay and Bobcaygeon

Kawartha Lakes – The Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grant Committee and the Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grant Committee have selected this year’s grant recipients. A total of $309,140.90 has been awarded across both communities.

The goal of the Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund is to provide financial assistance to non-profit, community based organizations and individuals that provide programs, projects, services or activities that enhance the quality of life for Bobcaygeon and Lindsay residents in the areas of health, arts, culture, leisure, heritage, education and the environment.

The 2020 Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grant recipients include:

2020 Bobcaygeon

Group / Organization

Grant Awarded


Bobcaygeon Skating Club


Skaters Ice Show (expenses)

Ontario Open Fiddle and Step


Fiddle and Step Event (arena rental)

Bobcaygeon Music Council


Summer Music Camp instructors

Bobcaygeon Canada Day Committee


Canada Day expenses (including fireworks, bands, parade floats), metal flags on the Bridge

Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce


40th Anniversary: Canada/US Walleye Tournament; New Children's fishing Event

Globus Theatre


School of Dramatic Art Youth Program

Impact 32 – Beautify our Bobcaygeon


Hanging baskets, water maintenance




“We are pleased to announce this year’s grant recipients for our Bobcaygeon community,” said Gregg Mercer, Chair of the Bobcaygeon Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grant Committee. “We appreciate the work of all our community based organizations and hope this will help those awarded the funds to continue to make Bobcaygeon a great place to live.”

The 2020 Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grant recipients include:

2020 Lindsay

Group / Organization

Grant Awarded


John Howards Society



Fencing and construction work in courtyard to expand accessibility and privacy for residents in need

Kawartha Lakes Food Source


Replacement of collection materials, increased marketing and website update

United Way


Improvements to Community Garden (large floor scale, photocopier, storage shed, wheelbarrow)

Lindsay Agricultural Society


Upgrade road surfaces in the fairgrounds

Kawartha Cycling Club


Provide bicycle infrastructure for cyclists in the Lindsay Community

Kawartha Art Gallery


Replacement of carpet, creation of a dedicated art programming work space for youth ages 6-8

Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes


Creation of adventure park low ropes course facility

Victoria County Historical Society


Replace and increase workstations, microfilm reader, accessibility and community engagement




 "I would like to congratulate all those who are being awarded funds this year,” said Max Radiff, Chair of the Lindsay Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund Grant Committee. “We know Lindsay residents will continue to benefit from the work of these organizations and we are proud to continue to support them.”

Those interested in applying for funding under the 2021 Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund for Lindsay or Bobcaygeon can submit their application by the last Friday in October.

 For more information or to download the application forms, please visit the Grants and Funding webpage on our website.


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