Hants North Recreation and Development Association will benefit from new construction to help bring people back to public spaces

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive as they rebound from the effects of COVID-19

January 26, 2022 · North Noel Road, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

On Saturday, January 22, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, announced an investment of $123,251 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the Hants North Recreation and Development Association. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

This support will allow the Hants North Recreation and Development Association to build an accessible, outdoor amphitheatre in Findley Park to host events for community members and visitors. It will also enable the Association to expand the community garden to support the local food bank and educate the community on how to grow their own food.

The CCRF was launched in June 2021. The Fund provides $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces. The Government of Canada remains committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This in turn will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.

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