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COMMUNITY CENTRES ACROSS CAPE BRETON BENEFIT FROM FEDERAL FUNDING

SYDNEY (NS) – December 3, 2010 – Enhancements will be made to 29 community centres across Cape Breton thanks to investments from the Government of Canada through Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation (ECBC).

ECBC’s community centres initiative provides funding on a cost-shared basis to a maximum of $20,000, for a wide range of capital improvements to community centres.

“Our government is pleased to work with local not-for-profit groups across Cape Breton to help communities build on their strengths, improving economic opportunities and the quality of life of residents,” said Senator Michael MacDonald on behalf of the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway. “Through this initiative, our government is improving local infrastructure while stimulating the economy and creating jobs.”

 The Government of Canada, through ECBC, has provided a total of $349,919 toward these projects which have a total cost of over $1.4 million.  The following not-for-profit centres received assistance in 2010 for interior and exterior renovations and improvements:

• Big Pond Community Council – $2,898;
• Christmas Island Volunteer Fire Department – $9,300;
• Eskasoni Band Council – $20,000;
• Friends of the Big Bras d’Or Fire Hall Association – $16,102;
• Glace Bay & Area Y’s Men & Women’s Club – $20,000;
• Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church (Sydney) – $20,000;
• Royal Canadian Legion Branch 55 (Port Morien)  – $20,000;
• St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Sydney) – $8,161;
• Sydney Forks Recreation Association – $10,000;
• Sydney River & Area Kinsmen – $15,000;
• Tower Road Rural Development Association (Upper Leitches Creek)– $11,500;
• Englishtown Community Hall Association – $5,900;
• North Highlands Community Organization (Cape North) – $20,000;
• Washabuck Community Centre Association – $4,815;
• Acadiaville Community Centre Association (West Arichat) – $20,000;
• D’Escousse Civic Improvement Society – $15,000;
• River Bourgeois Community Services Society – $11,000;
• Riverdale Community Services Society (Lower River Inhabitants) – $10,000;
• Royal Canadian Legion Branch 150 (Arichat) – $20,000;
• St. Peter’s United Church (St. Peter’s)– $2,000;
• Consolidated Recreation Association (Whycocomagh) – $4,250;
• Belle Cote & Area Community Centre – $16,602;
• Glencoe Station Recreation Association – $10,000;
• Judique Community Centre Development Association – $3,250;
• LeMoine Volunteer Fire Department (St. Joseph du Moine) – $6,311;
• Margaree Area Development Association – $2,050;
• Sydney Curling Club – $2,500;
• Meat Cove Development & CAP Association – $20,000; and
• North Mountain Cultural & Recreation Association (Marble Mountain) – $3,300.

Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation offers programs in support of economic development initiatives and is responsible for delivering ACOA’s programs on Cape Breton Island and in the Mulgrave area.

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INFORMATION:

D.A. Landry
ECBC Communications
902-564-3617

 
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