Cape Breton Region Receives Recreation Funding

first_imgRecreation facilities in the Cape Breton region will receive about $726,000 through 13 grants announced today, June 16, under the Recreation Facility Development Program. Deputy Premier Frank Corbett made the announcement on behalf of Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health Promotion and Protection. “The government supports organizations and recreation facilities that help Nova Scotians lead healthier, more active lives,” said Mr. Corbett. “We are providing $2.94 million for projects across the province that will help families in every region get fit and have fun. That is the right decision for Nova Scotians.” Under the Recreation Facility Development Program, the grants will be used to renovate facilities, develop and maintain walking trails, and build and upgrade various fields and buildings used for sport and recreation. The program assists community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation. The Cape Breton grants were announced at the BAYplex in Glace Bay. This facility received $99,936, to build two dressing rooms. “This grant will help to enhance the BAYplex facility,” said Clarence Routledge. “In particular, it will enhance the accommodations for female hockey, which has continuously been increasing over the years.”last_img read more