Peninsula towns benefit from Community Healthy Living funding

Published on February 10, 2016
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The latest round of applications approved under the Community Healthy Living Fund were announced Wednesday.

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



- 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