The Eagle Lake Gun Club in Sundridge is receiving $95,000 in provincial funding.

The money will be used to support a provincial centre of excellence for biathlon training and racing.

Provincial officials say the funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation will be used to upgrade the infrastructure and the trail network and will create two jobs.

Upgrades like bleachers, building a waxing cabin and team shelters, and purchasing a power groomer, are needed in order to be sanctioned by Biathlon Ontario as a training and competition centre for provincial and national calibre athletes.

(photo by station staff)

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