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ATTENTION TO ALL TRAIL USERS. Please remember that owners are obligated to pick up after their dog EVERY TIME. Ensure all dog waste is disposed in a waste container, located at each end of the trail!
Central Region Receives Recreation Funding
Health and Wellness
July 24, 2012 12:35 PM
NOTE: A list of investments awarded in the Central region follows this release.
Nova Scotians will have more ways to stay fit and have fun, as the province invests more than $867,000 to improve and upgrade recreation facilities in the Central region.
Thirty grants were announced today, July 24, under the Recreation Facility Development Program. Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism made the announcement on behalf of David Wilson, Minister of Health and Wellness.
“When we support organizations and recreation facilities, we support Nova Scotians leading healthier, more active lives,” said Mr. Paris. “Government is providing more than $3.1-million toward 75 projects across the province so children, youth, and families can stay fit and have fun.”
The grants will help to renovate facilities, develop and maintain walking trails, and build and upgrade various fields and buildings used for sport and recreation.
For the Central Region, the grants were announced at the Cheema Aquatic Club, Waverley, which received $100,000 for improvements and upgrades.
“Cheema Racing has had great success building Olympic athletes, as well as healthier children and a stronger community,” said Yvette Hughes, Cheema commodore. “We thank the Department of Health and Wellness for recognizing this opportunity to help Cheema grow.”
Recreation facility development grants help community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation.
Thrive! A plan for a healthier Nova Scotia sets out 34 main actions to create supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity, such as designing new after-school programs to target junior high students living in rural and remote communities, new programs to provide opportunities for free access to sport and recreation facilities, and supporting healthy food policy in public institutions, including sport and recreation settings.
Learn more and take the pledge at thrive.novascotia.ca .
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Thirty grants under the Recreation Facility Development Program, more than 867-thousand dollars, will give recreation facilities in the Central Region a boost.
Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson, says by supporting organizations and recreation facilities, government is helping Nova Scotians lead healthier, more active lives.
The program helps community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation.
Media Contact: Tony Kiritsis
Health and Wellness
Following is a list of investments in the Central Region:
– YMCA of Greater Halifax-Dartmouth, upgrade gym, $100,000 over two years
– Cheema Aquatic Club, club improvements, $100,000 over two years
– Lake District Recreation Association, Lower Sackville, upgrade roof, $58,000
– Central Spryfield School, replace playground equipment, $15,000
– Grand Lake Oakfield Community Society, develop playground, $20,000
– Cole Harbour Parks and Trails Association, reconstruct Salt Marsh Trail, $15,000
– Foyer-ecole Beaubassin, Halifax, develop accessible playground, $15,000
– Bell Park Academy, East Preston, expand accessible playground, $15,000
– Titans Gymnastics and Trampoline, Dartmouth, install gymnastics pit, $10,000
– Harry R. Hamilton Elementary, Middle Sackville, redevelop accessible playground, $20,000
– Nova Scotia Off Road Riders Association, expand Miller Meadow Park, Halifax Regional Municipality, $20,000
– Lakefront School, Tangier, upgrade playground, $15,000
– Ash Lee Jefferson Elementary School, Fall River, replace playground, $20,000
– Musquodoboit Trailways Association, Musquodoboit Harbour, develop trail, $35,000
– St. Joseph’s Alexander McKay Playround Project, Halifax, develop playground, $20,000
– Sackville Rivers Association, Lower Sackville, upgrade Dennis Bicknell Trail Bridge, $10,000
– Atlantic View Trail Association, Lawrencetown, develop trail, $25,000
– O’Connell Drive Elementary School, Porter’s Lake, develop playground, $15,000
– Porters Lake Elementary School, develop playground, $15,000
– Atlantic Memorial Elementary School, Prospect, replace accessible playground, $12,000
– White Hills Residents Association, Tantallon, develop accessible park, $25,000
– Five Islands Lake Estates Homeowners Association, Hubley, develop accessible park, $20,000
– Woodens River Watershed Environment Organization, Timberlea, replace boardwalk, $12,000
– Volleyball Nova Scotia, Dartmouth, build 10 volleyball courts, $100,000 over two years
– Tennis Nova Scotia, rebuild Halifax Common Tennis Court, $80,000 over two years
– Conrad Field, Dartmouth, install lighting at Conrad Ballfield, $40,000
– Second Lake Regional Park Association, Lower Sackville, develop trail in Second Lake Park, $15,000
– Lawrencetown-Cole Harbour Trail Connector Association, develop trail, $10,000
– Southbrook Community Playground, develop park in Southbrook, Halifax Regional Municipality, $10,000.
Trails users are doing a great job of preventing litter. However, as a reminder:
- Pick up after pets.
- Cyclists must warn pedestrians of approach, usually with a bell mounted on the bike.
- These are HRM by-laws.
As part of the Sackville River Association’s mandate, the SRA is to build a Conservation Corridor along the entire length of the Sackville River. The Conservation Corridor will be a walking trail that will run from Scott Manor House and Fish Hatchery Park in Bedford to Uniacke House in Mt. Uniacke, and span roughly 40 kilometers. Approximately 5.2 kilometers of the trail already exists, from Scott Manor House to the Fultz House in Sackville.
Trail Bench on the Bedford Sackville Connector Greenway – Purchase Information
The Sackville Rivers Association is looking for sponsors to purchase beautiful trail benches to be installed along the Sackville River on the Bedford-Sackville Greenway Connector Trail.
These wooden benches can also have a plaque installed which you can dedicate to a local hero, loved one, or company.
On average, about 1,400 people a week walk on the Bedford-Sackville Greenway Connector Trail that use the benches.
Contact the Sackville Rivers Association for more information.
Sackville Rivers Association
Trailhead Maps for the Fort Sackville Walkway [blue] and Bedford Sackville Connector Greenway [green]
Click for the trail head signs located at Range Park, Fultz House Lane, Fort Sackville, and the mouth of the Sackville River (Fish Hatchery Park).
Sackville River Watershed Map
Click for the map of the Sackville River Watershed.
Thank you Revolve!
A Certificate of Appreciation is presented to Nelson Angel, President and Senior Branch Strategist at Revolve located in Bedford, for his donation of panel design at Fish Hatchery Park and Range Park in Bedford.
Interpretation panels were created by Richard Peckham and Revolve Design Staff, and have been installed in Fish Hatchery Park along Fort Sackville Walkway.
Panels include Sackville River Watershed and Mouth of the Sackville River.
(From left to right is Nelson Angel, and Richard Peckham)
(From Left to right, Walter N. Regan, Nelson Angel, and Richard Peckham)
Bike Rodeo 2012 Winners!
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2012 Bike Rodeo, and thanks for everyone for showing up. It was a great turn out, and the SRA loved to see all the smiling faces.
Winners of the Bike Rodeo 2012
Logan Barnes – bike helmet
Kyle Zurovski – 25$ gift certificate
Cole Hunter – Bike computer
Blake Wilson – bike helmet
Tavis Renfrew – bike helmet
Sarah Poole – 150$ gift certificate
Carter Munden – bike helmet
Dawson Hebb Murphy – bike helmet
Justin Mcfadden – bike helmet
Kayleigh Martin – bike helmet
Sackville Greenway Vision and Plan
Click below to see the final report of the Sackville Greenway Multi-Year Development Plan.
Trail Walk lead by Rich Peckham in the Fall of 2008 from Scott Manor House to Range Park in Bedford [Fort Sackville Walkway], and from Range Park in Bedford to Fultz House in Sackville [Bedford Sackville Connector Greenway].