News Release Article from  Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Eastern Shore Wildlife Association Lodge Receives a Breath of Fresh Air

Government of Canada Supports Infrastructure Improvements at the Eastern Shore Wildlife Association Lodge 

January 19, 2017 – Sheet Harbour, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, today announced a $48,000 contribution through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) to assist in revitalizing the Eastern Shore Wildlife Association Lodge. The investment was announced on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

The lodge serves as a venue for Association activities, business meetings, community functions, weekly farmers markets, and dances. The funding contribution will allow the Association to undertake significant improvements to this essential piece of community infrastructure. Project activities will include replacing windows and exterior doors; repairing the roof (fascia and soffit); installing siding and a new wheelchair ramp; as well as washroom upgrades. The improvements will contribute directly to the building’s energy efficiency by lowering fuel, electricity and operational expenses and will enhance accessibility for visitors and area residents.

The renovations are also supported by a $20,000 contribution from the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage; a $10,000 contribution from the Halifax Regional Municipality; and an $18,370 contribution from the Association, which was partially raised through extensive fundraising efforts.
 

Quotes

“The Government of Canada is pleased to support the Eastern Shore Wildlife Association through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program as it works to renovate an important piece of community infrastructure. Boosting economic activity through infrastructure investments is one of the many ways the Government of Canada is securing a better future for Canadians.”

     - The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

“Our Government recognizes the contribution made by the Eastern Shore Wildlife Association through its work in promoting environmental preservation and appreciation, and in serving as a gracious host to so many community organizations and activities. We are proud to support the Association in making its lodge more accessible and energy efficient.”

     - Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova

“There is a rich history of environmental preservation on the Eastern Shore. Together, our governments and the community can work in tandem to support the hard work of organizations like the Eastern Shore Wildlife Association in effort to keep our communities vibrant.”

     - Lloyd Hines, MLA, Guysborough-Sheet Harbour-Tracadie

“The municipality is pleased to support much needed upgrades to the Eastern Shore Wildlife Association Lodge, by providing funding that will allow them to improve the overall accessibility of their facility for visitors and residents alike. The Association undertakes important work in the preservation of wildlife and the natural environment of the Eastern Shore community, which will benefit the area and its residents for years to come.”

     - David Hendsbee, Councillor, District 2 Preston-Chezzetcook-Eastern Shore

“This investment in the Association lodge will allow for the building to continue to be used as the center of the Club’s activities. Also, the improvements to the building will ensure that the community will have a viable, safe building to congregate for community events. This is important for our community as deteriorating condition of other community buildings has resulted in reduced access to community facilities. The Eastern Shore Wildlife Association would like to thank their funding partners for their support.”

     - Charles Clattenburg, President, Eastern Shore Wildlife Association

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Contacts

Alex Smith
Director of Communications and Outreach
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Phone: 902-426-9417 / 902-830-3839 (cell)
E-mail: alex.smith@canada.ca

Lisa Jarrett
Media Relations Advisor
Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage
Phone: 902-424-0281 / 902-717-4199 (cell)
E-mail: Lisa.Jarrett@novascotia.ca

Tiffany Chase
Senior Communications Advisor
Halifax Regional Municipality
Phone: 902-490-5057 / 902-476-6464 (cell)
E-mail: chaset@halifax.ca

Charles Clattenburg
President
Eastern Shore Wildlife Association
Phone: 902-476-5709
E-mail: ccharles@ns.sympatico.ca

Background

For 39 years, the Eastern Shore Wildlife Association has been dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the importance of wildlife and environmental preservation. It has carried out many projects to improve wildlife habitat for the enjoyment of outdoor enthusiasts, such as raising and releasing pheasants on the Eastern Shore and improving wood duck habitats. Currently, the Association is working in partnership with the Nova Scotia Salmon Association on an acid rain mitigation project for West River that will increase the salmon and trout populations in the river.

The CIP150 is providing up to $300 million nationally over two years to support projects to rehabilitate, renovate and expand community and recreational infrastructure as part of the Government of Canada’s activities to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. The program is expected to boost economic activity through infrastructure investments, build community-based partnerships, while supporting the Government’s priorities to promote a clean-growth economy and ensure a better future for Indigenous peoples.


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