Gov’t sup­ports com­mu­nity recre­ation pro­gram­ming

The Southern Gazette - - SPORTS - Ge­orge Macvicar Photo Ge­orge Macvicar Photo

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...

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