Posted on Nov 15, 2021
On November 6th a ribbon cutting ceremony took place to officially open the newly constructed
community pickle ball courts. Mayor John Grace and MP Ben Lobb snipped the ribbon to mark the
occasion. Special recognition was given by Mr. Lobb to the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for
Seniors Program that provided funding instrumental to this project’s success. Mayor Grace
acknowledged the broad grass root support from the community. A joint project lead by the Rotary and
Kinsmen Clubs, with additional financial support from the Lions Club, this effort also attracted support
from over 120 individuals and in excess of 60 businesses. The organizing committee also wishes to
thank Goderich council for its support. An inaugural tournament and grand opening event will be
planned for next year when circumstance better allow public gathering. We can then properly celebrate
this effort and in particular properly acknowledge all the donors that made this facility possible.
In the meantime you can view those donor businesses on the Goderich Rotary Club website. This state
of the art facility is already in use by the many fans of the game of pickle ball. The Goderich Pickle
Ball community is a very active and welcoming group. It looks to enjoy this fastest growing sport in
North America for the reminder of the outdoor season and then expand even further next year.