Peninsula towns benefit from Community Healthy Living funding

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The latest round of applications approved under the Community Healthy Living Fund were announced Wednesday.

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More than 100 community-based organizations received a total of $736,263.

“The Community Healthy Living Fund supports communities, community-based groups, recreation committees and organizations in their efforts to increase wellness,” said Seniors, Wellness and Social Develoment Minister Sherry Gambin-Walsh.

“It is important that we work together – government and community groups – to provide the environments and opportunities for people to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle.”

Applications for Community Healthy Living Fund grants are considered on a continuous basis and awarded four times a year. A wide range of healthy living and recreation initiatives and activities are supported.

 

Burin Peninsula recipients:

 

- Baine Harbour Recreation Committee – $2,349

Outdoor recreation committee

 

- Boat Harbour Recreation Committee – $5,450

Adult healthy living ($1,000)

Active community ($950)

Community living ($750)

Physical activity and healthy eating equipment ($2750)

 

- Town of Fortune – $2,033

Lighting upgrades for Fortune Arena

 

- Allied Youth Post 990 (Lawn) – $1,355

Showshoes

 

- Marystown Lions Golden Age 50+ Club – $1,820

Heat recovery ventilation unit

 

- Sacred Heart Academy (Marystown) – $7,500

Playground equipment

 

- South East Bight local service district – $3,000

Upgrades to walking trail

 

- St. Bernard’s-Jacques Fontaine 50+ Club – $1,500

Physical and mental health program

Organizations: Community Healthy Living Fund

Geographic location: Healthy Living, Baine Harbour, Boat Harbour Marystown

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