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August 2, 2010

Port au Port Region Benefits From $15,675
in Community Recreational Development Funding

The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, today announced that a total of $15,675 has been provided to municipalities and recreation organizations in the Port au Port area through the Community Recreation Development Grant (CRDG) Program.

"The Community Recreation Development Grant Program is designed to help offset the cost of delivering recreation and active-living programs to residents in small communities of less than 6,000 throughout the province," said Minister French. "The 2010 program is providing more than $576,000 to over 180 smaller communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, and is just one component of the Provincial Government's efforts to assist municipalities and recreation organizations to develop, plan and deliver these programs and services in rural areas."

Investments in the Port au Port area are as follows:

  • Town of Kippens - $5,390;
  • Town of Cape St. George - $4,895;
  • Three Rock Cove Recreation Inc. - $3,520; and,
  • Town of Port au Port West - $1,870.

"I am pleased to see this funding being provided to the Towns of Kippens, Cape St. George, Port au Port West and the Three Rock Cove Recreation Inc," said Port au Port MHA Tony Cornect. "Investments such as these contribute to the promotion of an active, healthy lifestyle among our residents by enabling these communities to provide engaging recreation programs that encourage participation."

Community Recreation Development Grant applications are considered based on their alignment with the priorities outlined in the province's recreation and sport strategy, Active, Healthy Newfoundland and Labrador (2007). These priorities include providing increased access to programming for all residents; making the best use of community facilities; building community capacities, and promoting the inclusion of traditionally under-represented groups, especially women and girls, seniors, Aboriginal people, and those with disabilities.

For more information on the Community Recreation Development Grant Program, and criteria for application, visit:

Budget 2010: The Right Investments — For Our Children and Our Future provides over $1.2 million in new funding to improve existing programming and introduce new recreation and sport initiatives. Since the launch of Active, Healthy Newfoundland and Labrador, more than $70 million in new Provincial Government funding has been committed to recreational and sport infrastructure, programming, and athlete development.

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Media contacts:

Heather May
Director of Communications
Tourism, Culture and Recreation
709-729-0928, 697-5061
Donna Ivey
Communications Manager
Government Members Office
709-729-0898, 697-1424

2010 08 02                                                   11:35 a.m.

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