Province Announces $100,000 for Legions

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

July 26, 2010 2:07 PM

Royal Canadian Legion branches in the province will benefit from improved infrastructure under a new program announced today, July 26.

The Legion Capital Assistance Program is a $100,000 provincial funding program. The application-based program will provide funding for repairs to existing legion buildings. Eligible projects include upgrades to wastewater and water systems, bathrooms, kitchens, heating systems and repairs or replacement of windows and roofs.

"The new Legion Capital Assistance Program will help provide necessary upgrades and repairs to our legions where many events, public meetings and community activities take place," said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. "It's a fine example of government's commitment to making life better for families in every region."

In December 2009, members of the Royal Canadian Legion Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command addressed the standing committee on veterans affairs about the need for improvements and repairs at branches across the province.

"The province has listened and acted on those concerns within the current fiscal means," said Ms. Jennex.

"We wish to thank the province for the Legion Capital Assistance Program that will enable our branches to apply for assistance with costly repairs to their buildings," said Les Nash, president of Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command. "This program will benefit not only the legion branches but also the communities in which they are located."

The new program will provide up to 50 per cent of eligible costs to a maximum of $10,000 for approved projects.

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations is administering the program. Application forms are available online at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr.


FOR BROADCAST USE:

     Nova Scotia's Royal Canadian Legions will benefit from

improved infrastructure under a new provincial program announced

today (July 26th).

     The Legion Capital Assistance Program is a 100-thousand

dollar funding program that will provide up to 50 per cent of

eligible costs to a maximum of 10-thousand dollars for approved

projects.

     For more information about the program, visit

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