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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM--Westmount Community Club Improving
Community groups in Westmount, Cape Breton Co., can look forward
to using improved facilities at the Riverview Y's Men's Club this
winter. A kitchen expansion project will enable the club to meet
health and safety concerns, as well as help it to serve more
clients more efficiently.

The club has a 38-year history of community service. Its facility
on Riverdale Drive has provided a meeting place and recreation
facilities for community groups and organizations, including the
Brownie and Girl Guides, Seniors Bridge and Crafts Groups, Cystic
Fibrosis, Community Involvement for the Disabled, Transition
House and many more. The club is also a strong supporter of youth
recreation organizations in the area and provides university
entrance scholarships.

The $14,500 expansion project has been funded by the Y's Men's
Capital Fund and the affiliated Y's Menettes, with matching funds
provided by Nova Scotia Economic Development and Tourism.

"Riverview Y's Men's Club has built a tremendous reputation as a
community resource," said Manning MacDonald, Minister of Economic
Development and Tourism. "We're happy to help improve its ability
to cater to increasing community demands."

President of the Riverview Y's Men's Club, Laurie Murchison, said
the improvements mean a more up-to-date facility for the many
people in the community who make use of the centre. "The club has
long responded to a great variety of needs within our community,
and it's really gratifying to know what we're doing is valued by
our government in such a tangible way."


Contact: Laurie Murchison
         Riverview Y's Men's Club 

         Steve Fairbairn
         Economic Development and Tourism

ngr                   Oct. 29, 1997               3:05 pm