NOTE: A list of projects follows this release.
Funding for four projects in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) will support community and physical activity.
The projects will receive grants totalling $117,000 through the Recreation Facility Development Program. Grants for 10 other projects will be announced soon, bringing the HRM total to $599,000.
“Active Nova Scotians are healthier and happier, and facilities like playground equipment, accessible arenas, basketball courts and trails make it easier to be active,” said Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “These investments will help make physical and community activity a part of people’s daily lives.”
Through the program, government will invest more than $1.8 million for 65 new and upgraded facilities around the province.
“Our school and this community appreciate all the support for this playground. It will be enjoyed by many groups for many years,” said Shelly Smith, principal of Beaver Bank-Kinsac Elementary School. “The Parent Teacher Association worked tirelessly to raise funds for the project, and we are very excited that it will begin soon.”
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.