Prov­ince an­nounces recre­ation grants

The Compass - - SPORTS -

The Car­bon­ear-Har­bour Grace area has re­ceived $8,195 for com­mu­nity-based recre­ation pro­gram­ming through the com­mu­nity recre­ation devel­op­ment grant pro­gram.

The pro­gram helps off­set the cost of de­liv­er­ing ac­tive-liv­ing pro­grams to res­i­dents in small com­mu­ni­ties in the prov­ince.

The Town of Car­bon­ear has re­ceived $4,730, while the Town of Vic­to­ria has ben­e­fited from a $3,465 in­vest­ment.

“ This pro­gram is de­signed to help off­set the cost of de­liv­er­ing recre­ation and ac­tive-liv­ing pro­grams to res­i­dents in small com­mu­ni­ties, with pop­u­la­tions less than 6,000,” said Recre­ation Min­is­ter Terry French.

“ This is part of the pro­vin­cial govern­ment’s ef­forts to sup­port mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and recre­ation com­mit­tees, par­tic­u­larly those in ru­ral ar­eas, which en­cour­age res­i­dents to live more ac­tive, healthy life­styles.”

This year, the pro­gram is pro­vid­ing more than $576,000 to over 180 smaller com­mu­ni­ties through­out New­found­land and Labrador to en­able peo­ple of all ages to par­tic­i­pate in recre­ational and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity.

Car­bon­ear-Har­bour Grace MHA Jerome Kennedy wel­comed the in­vest­ment.

– Terry French, Recre­ation Min­is­ter

“As a govern­ment we are very for­tu­nate to have great recre­ation vol­un­teers in our com­mu­ni­ties and town coun­cils which are sup­port­ive of recre­ational pro­gram­ming. These con­tri­bu­tions will as­sist them with pro­grams be­ing of­fered to ben­e­fit all res­i­dents of the com­mu­ni­ties.”

Ap­pli­ca­tions are con­sid­ered based on their align­ment with the pri­or­i­ties out­lined in the prov­ince’s recre­ation and sport strat­egy, Ac­tive, Healthy New­found­land and Labrador (2007).

These pri­or­i­ties in­clude pro­vid­ing in­creased ac­cess to pro­gram­ming for all res­i­dents; mak­ing the best use of com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties; build­ing ca­pac­ity within com­mu­ni­ties to de­liver pro­gram­ming, and pro­mot­ing the in­clu­sion of tra­di­tion­ally un­der-rep­re­sented groups, es­pe­cially women and girls, se­niors, Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple, and those with dis­abil­i­ties.

For more, visit www.tcr.gov.nl.ca/ tcr/sports/com­mu­ni­ty_recre­ation_ de­vel­op­men­t_­grants.html.

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