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$2 million investment from the province to upgrade recreation facilities.

By Caitlin Snow Jun 14, 2023 | 12:11 PM

The funding will go to 46 projects around the province to help community groups, municipalities and non-for-profit organizations make improvements.

“Healthy communities are a top priority for this government,” said Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. “These grants help Nova Scotians to access services and opportunities close to home and lead healthy, active lifestyles.”

Recreation centers, pools, arenas, playground, parks and trails are a few examples that are getting upgrades, including:

-The Porters Lake Community Services Association is receiving $39,600 from the Recreational Facility Development Grant for tennis court renovations.

-The Digby and Area Recreation Commission is receiving $21,957 from the Rink Revitalization Fund to support repairs such as replacing arena boards, retrofitting dressing rooms and making washrooms and showers more accessible.

The full list is here.

“Thanks to this grant funding, the Porters Lake Community Services Association will be able to provide the Porters Lake community with renovated tennis courts that will also include pickleball, which is currently the fastest growing sport. We expect the courts to be enjoyed by a variety of different age groups.”
– Melanie MacIsaac, Treasurer, Porters Lake Community Services Association

“Digby Area Recreation Commission is pleased to receive rink revitalization funding from the Province to help support the goal of maintaining longevity of our year-round facility, the Digby Arena.”
– Sharon MacAlpine, Recreation Director, Digby Area Recreation Commission

Applications for next year’s grants will open in the fall.



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