Play­ground fund­ing an­nounced for Green’s Har­bour

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

The Green’s Har­bour Re­cre­ation Com­mit­tee has re­ceived $15,000 through the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment’s cap­i­tal grant pro­gram to as­sist with the pur­chase and in­stal­la­tion of equip­ment at the com­mu­nity play­ground.

“ This fund­ing is be­ing used to help pur­chase and in­stall var­i­ous pieces of equip­ment, in­clud­ing swings, slides, teeter-tot­ters and more,” said Tourism, Cul­ture and Re­cre­ation Min­is­ter Terry French.

“ This new ad­di­tion to the town will greatly en­hance the op­por­tu­nity for chil­dren and youth to en­joy healthy and fun out­door ac­tiv­i­ties.”

The Green’s Har­bour Re­cre­ation Com­mit­tee is among more than 50 com­mu­nity-based or­ga­ni­za­tions, mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and re­cre­ation com­mis­sions that have re­ceived fund­ing to up­grade their re­cre­ation and sport in­fra­struc­ture through these lat­est in­vest­ments, added French.

“In­vest­ing in play­grounds for our youth will pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity to in­crease recre­ational ac­tiv­ity,” said Trin­ity-Bay de Verde MHA Char­lene John­son, who is also Min­is­ter of Child, Youth and Fam­ily Ser­vices.

“ This will have long-term pos­i­tive im­pacts for their phys­i­cal, so­cial and men­tal well-be­ing and is a very wel­come an­nounce­ment for our area res­i­dents.”

The pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment al­lo­cated $11.5 mil­lion to sup­port re­cre­ation and sport in the prov­ince in this year’s bud­get.

Since the launch of the re­cre­ation and sport strat­egy in 2007, more than $70 mil­lion has been com­mit­ted to recre­ational and sport in­fra­struc­ture, pro­gram­ming, and ath­lete de­vel­op­ment through­out the prov­ince.

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