Backgrounder: Hants County will benefit from upgrades, new construction to help bring people back to public spaces safely

The Government of Canada invests more than $328,000 in six community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.

CLIENT NAMEPROJECTTOTALMEDIA CONTACT
West Hants Regional MunicipalityThe Municipality is installing an accessible synthetic flooring system on the current walking track at the West Hants Sports Complex, furthering recent efforts to increase usage by community members and tourists.$145,536 non-repayableMark Phillips
Chief Administrative Officer
902-789-8391
mphillips@westhants.ca
Falmouth Community AssociationThe Association will revitalize a former baseball field and green space, creating a family park area with a dog park, accessible washrooms, inclusive and accessible play structures, and a bicycle safety awareness course that doubles as a walking path to encourage people to explore the community.$102,221
non-repayable
Matthew Dunfield
Project Supervisor
902-798-4406
mattdunfield@hotmail.com

 

Windsor Agricultural SocietyThe Society will be replacing windowsills and frames, as well as undertaking safety upgrades to the main entrance and painting of the exterior to increase the attractiveness and longevity of the largest and oldest building on the site of the Hants County exhibition grounds, home of the oldest agricultural fair in North America.$34,500
non-repayable
Joel Rafuse
Vice-President
902-237-4257
Ardoise Community Recreation CentreThe Centre will install a new electric sign to increase visibility and advertise monthly activities to entice more participation by community members.$18,000
non-repayable
Mary Smith
Treasurer, Fundraising Chair
902-483-3955
mksmith@hfx.eastlink.ca
Burlington and District Activity Club Hants CountyThe organization will be installing a 4.45 kilowatt, Direct Current, Solar Panel System to the roof of the Burlington and District Activity Club, resulting in net zero energy consumption.$14,490
non-repayable
Lori Maxwell
President
902-757-2121
Loriamaxwell@gmail.com
Ellershouse Community HallThe community has designed its own green space, Ellershouse Community Park, which includes a fully inclusive area with accessible picnic tables and a new gazebo to encourage people to utilize outdoor spaces.$13,545
non-repayable
Barbara Jo Wilson

Secretary/Treasurer
902-757-2485
barbarajowilson@eastlink.ca

TOTAL $328,292

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