Gov’t supports community recreation programming
A total of $532,900 has been allocated to support local recreation programming through the provincial government’s 2013 Community Recreation Development Grants Program.
The application-based program is designed to help offset the cost of general recreation, sport and active- living programs in communities with less than 6,000 people.
Recreation Minister Terry French and Burin-Placentia West MHA Clyde Jackman were in Little Bay Wednesday to announce more than 150 small communities throughout the province will benefit from the program.
French also took the opportunity to announce the Little Bay Playground Committee has received a grant of $15,000 through the Provincial Government’s Capital Grant Program to purchase new equipment for the Little Bay Multi-Purpose Park, which will offer residents a variety of recreation facilities.
“Our support for local recreation and sport committees is also an investment in the residents of these towns and communities, and is in keeping with our goal of increasing participation in physical activity.”
Burin Peninsula towns receiving recreation funds are Marystown, $4,550; Lewin’s Cove, $1,400; Little Harbour East, $3,750; Baine Harbour, $2,800; Bay L’Argent, $1,500; Boat Harbour West, $2,250; Fortune, $3,900; Garnish, $4,300; Grand Bank, $4,600; Harbour Mille, $2,700; Lawn, $4,300; Parker’s Cove, $4.500; Point May, $4,500; South East Bight, $2,300; St. Lawrence, $4,200; Terrenceville, $4,300 and Winterland, $3,350.
French and Jackman were joined in Little Bay by Marystown Mayor Sam Synard and other councillors for an announcement of $15,000 for the Little Bay Playground under the program. Jackman also announced another $4,700 for equipment purchases and landscaping from the government.
Synard indicated council was also providing $15,000 in cash for the project along with in kind contributions to complete a walking park/playground facility.
Marystown Mayor Sam Synard, MHA Clyde Jackman and Recreation Minister Terry French visited the site of the new Little Bay Playground Wednesday with Committee chair Debbie Farrell. Also touring the site were members of Mr. French’s staff and other...
Burin Placentia West MHA Clyde Jackman presented a $15,000 cheque to Little Bay Playground Committee chair Debbie Farrell to construct the facility. Recreation Minister Terry French toured the Burin Peninsula last week with both Mr. Jackman and Grand...