Today, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Dave Ritcey, Member of Legislative Assembly for Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River, and His Worship Bill Mills, Mayor of the Town of Truro, announced funding for the revitalization of the Truro Amateur Athletic Club, the Multi-Use sport facility and Senior baseball facility.
Funding will be used to upgrade and split the current Truro Amateur Athletic Club (TAAC) grounds into two different locations. The existing TAAC location will be revitalized to include a multi-sport, all-weather field and a synthetic, eight-lane running track with regulation throwing areas, which will provide athletes and casual players with a high-quality training facility.
The current seniors’ baseball diamond will be relocated to improve accessibility, and it will be upgraded to reflect championship-quality baseball field standards. This project will improve the quality of community and recreational infrastructure for residents in Truro and Colchester County.
The Government of Canada is investing $3.2 million towards the project while the Government of Nova Scotia is providing more than $2.6 million. The Town of Truro is contributing $500,000, the Municipality of the County of Colchester is providing $350,000 and community support exceeds $2 million.