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Grand Bank community groups receive Canada 150 funding

Over $103,000 in funding from the federal government’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program was announced in Grand Bank Friday morning.

Bonavista-Burin-Trinity MP Judy Foote, the minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced over $103,000 in federal funding for the Grand Bank Heritage Society and the Grand Bank Lions Club Friday. Taking part in the presentation were (from left) Lions president Allister Buffett, heritage society consultant Sadie Parsons, Foote, heritage society chairwoman Henrietta Hillier and Coun. Travis Parsons.

The Grand Bank Heritage Society Inc. is receiving $87,929 to assist with the installation of tumbled stone pavers throughout the walkways around the Mariners’ Memorial.

The organization will also complete upgrades to improve the visitor experience and increase accessibility at the George C. Harris House museum.

The Grand Bank Lions Club will use $15,613 in funds to remove and replace shingles on the roof of the group’s building. An ice guard will also be installed that will allow the building to continue functioning as a community centre.

Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote, the MP for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, made the announcement on behalf of Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the federal government’s celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. 

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