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December 14, 2010

Victoria Ball Field to be Upgraded

The Town of Victoria�s Recreation Commission is upgrading its recreational infrastructure with the help of $15,000 provided through the Provincial Government�s 2010 Capital Grant Program.

"This funding will be used to assist with the replacement of fencing, the upgrading of the surface at the community ball field, and other improvements," said the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. "A well-maintained softball field will provide area residents of all ages with the opportunity to further enjoy organized and recreational activities in an outdoor environment."

The Victoria Recreation Commission is among more than 40 recreation commissions, municipalities and community-based organizations throughout the province which have received funding to upgrade their recreation and sport infrastructure through these latest Capital Grant Program investments.

"Victoria is a beautiful community with strong recreational roots," said the Honourable Jerome Kennedy, Minister of Health and Community Services and MHA for Carbonear-Harbour Grace. "This funding, combined with a loyal and dedicated group of volunteers, will help the community grow its recreational programming"

For more information on the Capital Grant Program, visit:

Budget 2010: The Right Investments � For Our Children and Our Future provides an additional $300,000 to the Capital Grant Program, bringing the total annual investment in this program to $1.3 million. Since the introduction of the Provincial Government�s recreation and sport strategy, Active, Healthy Newfoundland and Labrador (2007), more than $70 million in new funding has been committed for recreation and sport infrastructure and programming.

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Media contacts:

Heather May
Director of Communications
Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
709-729-0928, 697-5061

Jack Harrington
Executive Assistant
to the Hon. Jerome Kennedy
MHA Carbonear-Harbour Grace

2010 12 14                                                     11:30 a.m.


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