Monday, March 26, 2012

NRD Recreation Gets Provincial Funding


 $578,910 For Three Projects

"These investments will allow more Island residents and visitors to enjoy our recreation amenities. Encouraging healthy, safe physical activity is a priority for our Province, and projects like this go a long way towards getting people outside and staying fit. They also make our Island communities more attractive to families and new businesses, which provide jobs and other economic benefits."   Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development -

The Nanaimo Regional District is receiving a total of $578,910 for three recreation projects that will help encourage physical fitness and provide more activity options for families, announced Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Of this funding, $439,410 is going toward the construction of the new Cedar Skateboard and Bike Park - the first of its kind in the community.

The community of Bowser is also going to see upgrades to the Henry Morgan Community Park, including a natural play area, sport court and bmx pump track, thanks to an $85,000 investment.
Finally, $54,500 has been earmarked for Phase 1 of the Meadowood Drive Community Park, adjacent to Little Qualicum River Regional Park. Improvements include a multi-use sports court with basketball and ball hockey facilities, gravel parking area and amphitheatre.

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