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, Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings—Hants, announced an investment of $130,000 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the Hants Aquatic Centre Society. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.
This support allowed the Hants Aquatic Centre Society to renovate the pool, which included repairing the concrete and replacing the pool liner. The renovations will allow for the continued safe operation of the pool, which is an important amenity in the community for both residents and visitors.
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. As public health restrictions ease, 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.