Sackville Arena Upgraded for Safety, Accessibility

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for the local economy to thrive

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.

Today, Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook, announced a non-repayable investment of $234,375 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the Lake District Recreation Association (LDRA). 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 non-profit association to reconfigure the bleachers on one side of the Sackville Community Arena, which is home to many youth and adult sports teams. The stairs will be rebuilt so they are easier and safer to use, and the old benches will be replaced with new seating. This project will enable the arena to host larger, more accessible events so people of all ages and mobility levels can participate and engage in the community.

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 is committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This will help stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.

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