NOTE: A list of all grants awarded in the Fundy region follows this release.
Upgrading a multipurpose centre in Indian Brook is one of eight projects in the Fundy region receiving grants totaling $264,564 to help Nova Scotians lead healthy, active lifestyles.
The region’s grants were announced today, July 7, through the Recreation Facility Development Program.
“As we encourage Nova Scotians to lead healthy lifestyles, it’s important to support sport and recreation facilities where people can enjoy physical activity,” said Hants East MLA Margaret Miller, on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. “With nearly $2 million for 67 projects across the province, Nova Scotians of all ages can get active and have fun using new and upgraded facilities like this community multipurpose centre.”
Sipekne’katik (Shubenacadie Band) is getting nearly $80,000 to upgrade fitness facilities at the Indian Brook Multipurpose Centre, including resurfacing the gym floor.
“We are very grateful for the government of Nova Scotia’s generous grant to improve the fitness facilities here at the Indian Brook Multipurpose Centre,” said Shubenacadie Chief Rufus Copage. “A significant number of our community members live with obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and other medical conditions. By improving our gymnasium, we will be able to help our community members, especially our young people, lead healthier lifestyles.”
Other projects in the region include $14,000 for a natural play space in Londonderry, upgrading a trail in Tatamagouche, and building a playground at the Evangeline Pentecostal Camp in Debert.
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.
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 .