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Town of Lockeport Upgrades Recreation Infrastructure
Government of Canada Supporting Community Infrastructure in Atlantic Canada
March 16, 2016 - Lockeport, N.S. - Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Today, the Government of Canada announced an $11,789 contribution from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to support upgrades to several recreation sites in Lockeport and surrounding communities.
The Town is upgrading five recreational sites to enhance opportunities for locals and visitors to participate in community-based activities. Once completed, the athletic field, play park, recreation centre, Roods Head Park, and tennis courts will continue to support the delivery of a full range of recreation programs.
The upgrades will ensure these recreational facilities are structurally sound and safe for many decades, and are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016.
Moreover, as they are highly visible, these assets are important in terms of overall community impression and branding. As such, the improvements will assist the Town in attracting and lengthening the stays of outside sports teams and tourists. This will in turn spark economic spin-offs for local businesses.
“These types of infrastructure assets have a significant impact on rural communities. Recreation facilities and sites are economic contributors and promote local community engagement. Our Government is committed to working with communities to provide sustainable recreational infrastructure.”
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
“The Town of Lockeport embodies the essence of small-town Nova Scotia. These upgrades to the Town’s recreation assets will have an impact on the local economy in terms of enhancing the local tourism product, as well as on recreation opportunities for local citizens.”
- Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore—St. Margarets
“These upgrades are important to the Town of Lockeport. This project will allow for increased usage of our community’s facilities. It’s significant to Council that we provide residents with access to quality recreational options that can be accessed from within our community.”
- Darian Huskilson, Mayor of the Town of Lockeport
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