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, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, announced an investment of $70,294 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for Saint Andrews Outdoor Recreation and Trails Inc. The Town of Saint Andrews also announced a $23,432 contribution towards the project.
This support will allow the organization to create a wellness park with eight exercise stations in Saint Andrews. The park will improve community access to outdoor recreation and enhance health and wellness for all ages and levels of mobility.
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.