NOTE: A list of recipients in the Annapolis Valley follows this release.
Government is taking steps to promote active healthy living in more communities across Nova Scotia.
Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine announced today, July 5, support for 12 projects in the Annapolis Valley to help people make physical and community activity a part of their daily lives.
“We know the benefits of healthy living, so it is important that we work with our partners to ensure they have the necessary facilities to keep their communities connected and vibrant,” said. Mr. Glavine. “Recreation and sport are an important part of the fabric that makes a community thrive. These investments in outdoor and indoor facilities support the outcomes of Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan.”
The Glooscap First Nation is building a family recreation and culture park that will include a multi-purpose field, a playground, cultural spaces and a community garden.
“Today’s announcement symbolizes the benefits of shared visions and partnerships between government and the Mi’kmaq” said Glooscap Chief Sidney Peters. “Our shared focus on physical activity and culture in Nova Scotia’s culture action plan and Glooscap’s 10-year community plan form the foundation for our ability to collaborate to achieve this momentous goal. This will benefit generations of Mi’kmaq and Nova Scotians alike.”
The government’s Recreational Facility Development Program is investing more than $1.8 million for 60 new and upgraded facilities around the province.
The grants help community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation.
Projects include renovations to buildings, developing and maintaining walking trails, and modernizing and creating new fields for sport and recreation.
Grants for other projects across the province will be announced at a later date.