Trinity Bay de Verde groups accept recreation money
Nine communities and recreation organizations in the Trinity-Bay de Verde area have received a total of $ 19,085 through the province’s Community Recreation Development Grant (CRDG) program.
Heading the list is Hant’s Harbour, which picked up $5,170 from the program.
Other groups taking advantage of the program include:
• Heart’s Delight-Islington Volunteer Recreation Commission - $3,575
• New Perlican Recreation Commission - $2,750 • Hopeall Sports and Recreation - $1,705 • Town of Heart’s Content - $1,595 • Association for Youth and Leisure Time Activities (Lower Island Cove) - $1,320 • Town of Bay de Verde - $1,100 • Grates Cove Recreation - $1,100 • and Red Head Cove Recreation Association - $770
The program is designed to help with the cost of delivering recreation and active-living programs to residents in small communities throughout the province.
“ The 2010 Community Recreation Development Program is providing more than $576,000 to over 180 smaller communities... to enable people of all ages to participate in recreational and physical activity,” says Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation.
“By offering our support to local recreation and sport committees that encourage residents to get physically active, we are one step closer to fulfilling the objectives of the provincial government’s recreation and sport strategy, Active, Healthy, Newfoundland and Labrador, the CBS MHA notes.”
Trinity Bay de Verde MHA Charlene Johnson says, “ the funding represents a very important investment in the health and recreational needs of the people of the area.”
The Environment Minister says, “ it is important that residents in all parts of our province, particularly our rural regions, have access to programs that will enhance their lives and contribute to their overall well being.”
Community Recreation Development Grants are available to communities with populations of 6,000 or less. Applications are considered based on their alignment with the priorities outlined in the province’s recreation and sport strategy. These priorities include providing increased access to programming for all residents; making the best use of community facilities; building community capacities, and promoting the inclusion of traditionally under-represented groups, especially women and girls, seniors, Aboriginal people, and those with disabilities.