Whitbourne, Gull Island receives playground funds
The communities of Whitbourne and Gull Island have each received$ 15,000 from the province to go towards the purchase of new playground equipment.
The money, which comes from the Capital Grant Program, was earmarked to go towards the purchase and instal lation of equipment “ designed to be physical ly accessible to all children,” according to a news release.
The communities are among some 40 municipalities, recreation commissions, and community-based organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador to receive funds through the program to upgrade recreation and sports infrastructure.
“ Whitbourne is a growing community and is strategically situated to expand further,” said Felix Collins, MHA for Placentia-St. Mary’s. “ The provision of recreational services for all children, through the province’s recreation and sport strategy, is an integral and important component of that development.”
In Gull Island, the funding is going to the Corpus Christi Community Special Projects Committee.
“ This funding will be used to assist with the construction of a new playground and recreation area,” said Recreation Minister Terry French.
Physical and social activities
“ Not only will this new infrastructure provide the community a safe and enjoyable play area for children, and a meeting place for all residents, it will also encourage participation in outdoor physical and social activities.”
AddedCharlene Johnson, Minister of Environment and Conservation and MHA for Trinity-Bay de Verde: “An investment in recreational infrastructure in our communities is an investment in our young people, and I am delighted with this funding commitment. It will also contribute to the social well-being of all residents, giving them another social and recreational outlet.”