Funding for two projects in Cape Breton will support community and physical activity for Nova Scotians.
New Waterford Minor Baseball will use $33,000 to upgrade facilities at some baseball fields in the community. Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s Active Transportation group will use $71,000 to add 4.5 km to the Grand Lake Road Multi-Use Trail.
“Sport and recreation facilities like the New Waterford baseball fields and recreation multi-use path are important for Nova Scotians to lead healthy lifestyles,” said Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “These investments will help people make physical and community activity a part of their daily lives.”
Through the Recreational Facilities Development Program, government will invest more than $1.8 million for 65 new and upgraded facilities around the province.
“New Waterford Minor Baseball has experienced a resurgence in our program over the last several years,” said Chris Hillier, board member. “We are investing directly in our youth with this project. The upgrades we are making today will benefit the youth and the community of New Waterford for the next 25 years.”
“We are pleased to partner with the province on developing infrastructure for active living and sport,” said CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke. “We appreciate the province’s contribution to these projects and look forward to continued investment in sport and recreation.”
The 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.