Minister announces $200,000 for seniors’ community recreation

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Over 100 community groups and organizations across the province are able to improve and implement recreation programming for senior citizens through a $200,000 investment by the provincial government for the Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program.

Among the 110 groups are nine from the Burin Peninsula.

Tourism, Culture and Recreation Minister Terry French made the announcement Monday.

“The Seniors’ Community Recreation Grant Program enables our seniors to engage with their communities and become more socially and physically active.”

The Seniors’ Community Recreation Grant Program, established four years ago, is designed to help seniors’ groups, communities, and recreation committees provide programs and services focused specifically on increasing physical and leisure activity for seniors.

To date, the government has invested approximately $920,000 in programming for older persons.

Funding will be used for a variety of programming such as hiking, nature outings, community gardens, trail walking groups, indoor exercise classes, social gatherings and yoga.

Peninsula seniors’ organizations funded are Baine Harbour Recreation Committee and Baine Harbour Hall Committee, Fortune Community and Youth, Frenchman’s Cove 50+ Club, Grand Bank Recreation Committee, Marystown Recreation Committee, Rushoon-Placentia West 50+ Club, Towns of Burin, Fortune and Fox Cove-Mortier.

All groups received $2,000 each, with the exception of the Town of Burin identified in the listing are being provided $1,800.

Organizations: Hall Committee, Marystown Recreation Committee

Geographic location: Baine Harbour, Burin, Grand Bank

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