Earlier today, elected officials, community partners, and County staff met to hear more about the $500,000 Community Building Fund – Capital Stream from the provincial government’s Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), which was used to provide much-needed renovations to the Delhi Kinsmen Pool. The upgrades to the Delhi Kinsmen Pool provide a safer, more accessible, and enjoyable recreational space, promoting active lifestyles and social interaction among residents.

“I have fond memories of cooling off in this pool when growing up in Delhi,” said Bobbi Ann Brady, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP. “These upgrades will ensure that the Delhi Kinsmen Pool will continue to provide recreation for another generation of Norfolk residents. It’s incumbent on government to do what it can to promote active lifestyles and these upgrades are a part of that.”

OTF funding, in part, provided upgrades to the Delhi Kinsmen Pool with renovations to the change house which included accessible washrooms and changerooms, a new liner, pool systems pump and filtration system.

“On behalf of Council, I want to extend heartfelt gratitude to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous grant for the Delhi Kinsmen Pool,” said Mayor Amy Martin. “This funding greatly helps enhance the pool, providing a safe, accessible, and enjoyable environment for our residents. Thank you for your support and commitment to improving the quality of life and improving the recreational amenities in our growing community.”

These upgrades align with several of Norfolk’s Strategic Priorities, such as focusing on improving key infrastructure that will positively impact current residents and providing valued public services that are responsive to our community’s needs.

“Non-profit organizations across Ontario deliver programming that makes a difference,” said Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “That’s why funding that my ministry is providing through the OTF is so important. Our government wants to ensure that these programs and spaces remain the heart of communities across our province.”

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Ontario government with a mission to build healthy and vibrant communities across the province. Last year, OTF invested more than $110M into 1,044 community projects and multi-sector partnerships. Projects aim to enhance economic well-being, foster more active lifestyles, support child and youth development, provide spaces for people to come together and connect, and create a more sustainable environment. Visit to learn more.Mayor Amy Martin, MPP Bobbi Ann Brady, Councillor Mike Columbus and staff cut the ribbon for Delhi Kinsmen Pool

Above (left to right): Parks and Facilities Maintenance, Jesse Trembley; Supervisor, Parks Operations, Mark Bouw; Mayor Amy Martin; Haldimand-Norfolk MPP, Bobbi Ann Brady; Councillor Mike Columbus; Parks and Facilities Maintenance, Troy Holman; and Supervisor, Parks Operations, Adam Kannawin at the Delhi Kinsmen Pool Ribbon Cutting Event on Friday, June 7, 2024.