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August 2, 2010

Government Invests $10,000 in Central Regional Games

The Town of Springdale has received $10,000 from the Provincial Government to assist with the costs associated with hosting the 2010 Central Regional Games, to be held August 16-18.

"The youth attending these games will participate in organized sports programming in a fun, non-competitive environment," said the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. "The Regional Games Program is designed to provide young people with opportunities to engage in physical activity and to encourage them to continue a healthy, active lifestyle throughout their lives."

The $100,000 Regional Games Program, administered through Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador, provides 10 communities with up to $10,000 to help provide young people aged 11-18 with an opportunity to participate in a multi-sport event within their region.

"This is exciting news for the Town of Springdale and the youth who will participate in the 2010 Central Regional Games," said Baie Verte-Springdale MHA Kevin Pollard. "This event will provide participants with the opportunity to become physically active and enjoy the camaraderie and excitement of organized sports."

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 initiatives which support the goals and objectives of the provincial recreation and sport strategy, Active Healthy Newfoundland and Labrador."

Since the launch of the strategy in 2007, more than $70 million in Provincial Government funding has been committed to recreational and sport infrastructure, programming, and athlete development.

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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                                                    12:05 p.m.

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