News release

Fundy Region Receives Recreation Funding

NOTE: A list of investments awarded in the Fundy region follows this release.

The province is awarding $329,000 to help improve and upgrade recreation facilities in the Fundy region.

Ten grants were announced today, June 28, under the Recreation Facility Development Program.

MLA Brian Skabar made the announcement on behalf of Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health and Wellness.

"Leading a healthy, physically active lifestyle is one important way that Nova Scotians can increase their overall wellness," said Mr. Skabar. "That's why we are providing $2.47-million for more than 70 projects across the province that will help families have fun, while getting fit."

Under the Recreation Facility Development Program, the grants will be used to renovate facilities, develop and maintain walking trails, and build and upgrade various fields and buildings used for sport and recreation.

The grants were announced at the Cumberland YMCA in Amherst. The facility received $120,000 to help refurbish an indoor pool.

"The Cumberland YMCA has seen firsthand the difference strong partnerships can make to an organization," said Trina Clarke, CEO for the Cumberland YMCA. "We are grateful to the Department of Health and Wellness for partnering with us to help improve our facility. These upgrades will have long-term benefits, which will be felt by our members for years to come.

The program helps community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation.

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Ten grants under the Recreation Facility Development Program, totaling 329-thousand dollars, will give recreation facilities in the Fundy region a boost.

M-L-A Brian Skabar made the announcement today (June 28) on behalf of Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health and Wellness.

Mr. Skabar says government believes in supporting organizations and recreation facilities because they help Nova Scotians lead healthier, more active lives.

The program helps community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation.

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Investments in the Fundy region are:

  • Cumberland YMCA: refurbish indoor pool, $120,000 over two years
  • Cobequid Lawn Bowling Club: build new lawnbowling facility, $45,000 over two years
  • North Shore Recreation Centre: sports field complex, $56,000 over three years
  • Tatamagouche Area Trails Association: trail upgrade, $15,000
  • Enfield, Elmsdale and District Lions Club: playground upgrade, $40,000 over two years
  • Municipality of East Hants: East Hants indoor pool upgrades, $8,000
  • Town of Oxford: chiller and condenser, $20,000
  • Hilden Recreation Association: playground upgrade, $10,000
  • Chignecto Central School Board: phase two playground improvement at North River Elementary, $5,000
  • Millbrook Band Administration: gym floor replacement at Millbrook Community Centre, $10,000