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Recreation Facility Funding for Valley

More work to build a skills park and trails for mountain biking is one of four projects in the Valley announced today, July 7, by Kings South MLA Keith Irving, on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.

The projects will receive grants totaling $70,000 through the Recreation Facility Development Program, to help Nova Scotians lead healthy, active lifestyles. Ten other projects in the Valley, receiving grants totaling $207,000, were also announced today.

“We want Nova Scotians to lead healthy lifestyles, so we’re investing in sport and recreation facilities where people can get out and be physically active,” said Mr. Irving. “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 mountain bike park.”

The Town of Wolfville is getting $10,000 to continue building its park and network of trails for mountain bikers to hone their skills.

“Wolfville’s new bike trails and skills park have been attracting users of all ages, including locals and people from around the province,” said Wolfville Mayor Jeff Cantwell. “The facility is a wonderful compliment to other bike trails in the Valley, and we thank the Department of the Health and Wellness for their investment in this three-year project.”

Other projects in the region include:

— Acadia University, resurfacing walking track and upgrading facility, $25,000
— New Minas Village Commission, building outdoor splash pad, $25,000
— Canaan Heights Neighbourhood Association, continue developing community park, $10,000

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 .

Source: Release

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