Trin­ity Bay de Verde groups ac­cept recre­ation money

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

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.

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