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Funding for Recreation Facilities

Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine announced funding today, June 22, for recreation projects that will support fun and physical activity for Nova Scotians.

“Sport and recreation facilities are important for Nova Scotians to lead healthy lifestyles,” said Mr. Glavine. “We’re investing nearly $1.7 million for 65 new and upgraded facilities around the province to help people make physical activity a part of their daily lives.

The announcement was made in Berwick, where the town is building a splash pad in Rainforth Park for children and families to play and cool off on hot days.

“Last fall, our community came together to develop a comprehensive plan for future development of Rainforth Park,” said Berwick Mayor Don Clarke. “This splash pad was identified as a priority, and the provincial assistance brings us a step closer to completing this project.”

Recreation Facility Development Program grants help community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation. Examples include renovations to buildings, developing and maintaining walking trails, and building and upgrading fields for sport and recreation.

The grants support Thrive!, the province’s plan for a healthier Nova Scotia. The plan aims to create supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity. Learn more at http://thrive.novascotia.ca .

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