Funding approved for recreational programs for seniors

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The provincial government announced today in St. John's that more than 100 organizations in communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador will benefit from a newly established Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program.
That means that older citizens should have more opportunities to engage in physical activities and recreation.
The government is providing funding of $387,200
Tourism Minister Terry French said that one of the main goals of the provincial recreation and sport strategy, Active, Healthy Newfoundland and Labrador, is to provide more opportunities for residents to participate in recreation and sport programs
"The program supports a variety of projects, including the purchase of new fitness equipment, the organization of walking tours, swimming, bowling and dancing activities, field trips, and more," he said. "In essence, it's designed to encourage our senior residents to be more physically active and more involved in their community, which is critical to their overall well-being."
The Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program is application-based and provides up to $4,000 to assist in the delivery of new or enhanced recreational programs and services.
Senior Community Recreation Grants approved- 2009/10:

Admiral's Beach
$4,000
Purchase fitness equipment, organize senior outing


Appleton
$2,400
Purchase fitness equipment


Aquaforte
$4,000
Purchase fitness equipment, organize training programs


Arnold's Cove
$4,000
Upgrade lounge area, build garden


Avalon Dragon Boating Association (Paradise)
$4,000
Establish pool-based fitness and outreach programs


Bay Roberts
$3,300
Organize walking program


Bird Cove
$4,000
Purchase exercise and gardening equipment


Bishop's Falls
$4,000
Reorganize senior curling program

Bonavista
$4,000
Purchase fitness equipment, trainer fees, hall rentals

Botwood
$4,000
Promote 'Commit to Fit' program, purchase equipment, rentals

Branch
$3,000
Purchase fitness equipment and instructional videos, hall rentals

Brigus
$4,000
Recreation area rentals, transportation

Burlington
$4,000
Purchase fitness equipment

Cannings Cove
$3,200
Purchase recreation equipment, activity room repairs

Carbonear
$4,000
Purchase equipment, program promotion

Cavendish
$4,000
Purchase equipment, organize outdoor recreation activities

Centreville-Wareham-Trinity
$2,000
Purchase equipment, organize recreation activities

Channel-Port aux Basques
$4,000
Establish aqua-fitness program, bowling, dance clubs

Clarenville
$4,000
Establish self-sufficient aerobics program

Come By Chance
$4,000
Establish recreation activities: swimming, bowling, movies, recreation centre rentals

Comfort Cove-Newstead
$4,000
Purchase additional fitness equipment, landscaping and trail upkeep

Conception Bay South
$4,000
Establish swim fitness program, participation in annual events: Winterfest, Canada Day

Conception Harbour
$4,000
Purchase equipment, rental space, instructor fees

Cormack
$4,000
Purchase equipment, program promotion, organize field trips

Cottlesville
$4,000
Establish photography program, program promotion

Cow Head
$4,000
Purchase new equipment, rental fees

Cox's Cove
$4,000
Purchase equipment, establish dance program

Deer Lake
$4,000
Organize transportation, rental fees, program promotion

Dildo
$4,000
Establish walking program, purchase safety supplies

Eastport
$4,000
Purchase fitness equipment, establish 50+ club

Ferryland
$4,000
Purchase equipment, rental fees

Flower's Cove
$4,000
Purchase fitness equipment

Fogo Island Central
$4,000
Purchase fitness equipment

Froude Avenue Community Centre (St. John's)
$4,000
Establish mall walkers, bowling, traditional dance clubs

Gambo
$4,000
Organize recreational activities: boat and walking tours, gym memberships

Gillams
$3,000
Purchase equipment, instructor fees

Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook
$3,000
Organize fitness program, community garden, gym rentals, senior game night

Goulds Recreation Association
$4,000
Upgrade/purchase fitness equipment

Grand Bank
$4,000
Purchase fitness and recreation equipment

Hant's Harbour
$4,000
Construction/completion of recreation centre

Happy Valley-Goose Bay
$4,000
Develop aerobics area for seniors

Harbour Main-Chapel Cove-Lakeview
$4,000
Develop new senior meeting place

Heart's Content
$2,000
Purchase equipment, organize transportation

Herring Neck
$4,000
Recreation centre up-keep, purchase equipment

Horwood
$1,200
Purchase fitness equipment

Hughes Brook
$4,000
Purchase benches for walking trails, organize physical education programs: dancing, aerobics, nutrition

Humber Arm South
$4,000
Purchase fitness equipment

Isle aux Morts
$4,000
Establish new chapter of 'Good Samaritan 50+ Club'

Joe Batt's Arm-Barr'd Islands-Shoal Bay
$4,000
Construct gazebo

Kiwanis Club (Conception Bay South)
$4,000
Establish swimming, dry land fitness and gardening programs

L'Anse au Clair
$4,000
Purchase equipment, instructor fees

La Scie
$4,000
Purchase recreation supplies (art, fitness), organize field trips

Lawn
$4,000
Construct walking trail

Lewisporte
$4,000
Establish seniors fitness program, organize skating, walking, bowling activities

Little Bay East
$4,000
Purchase dance equipment, recreation centre maintenance

Local Service District of Pollard's Point
$2,000
Upgrade local recreation activities, annual event funding

Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove
$4,000
Purchase aerobic and walking equipment

Loon Bay
$4,000
Organize bi-weekly social meetings and outings, recreation centre rental fees

MacMorran Community Centre (St. John's)
$4,000
Continued wage support and promotional costs

Makinsons
$4,000
Purchase recreation and fitness equipment

Mary's Harbour
$4,000
Construct community garden

Marystown
$4,000
Establish aerobics program, organize healthy living seminars

Meadows
$4,000
Construct walking trail

Milltown/Head of Bay d'Espoir
$1,800
Organize nutritional workshop, purchase low stress recreation equipment

Mobile
$4,000
Enhance pool area and picnic tables

Mount Pearl
$4,000
Organize walking club

New Perlican
$4,000
Purchase fitness equipment, instructor fees

Newville
$4,000
Purchase equipment, venue rental

New-Wes-Valley
$4,000
Establish nutrition initiative, venue rental, purchase equipment

New-Wes-Valley/Lumsden/Greens Pond/Cape Freels
$4,000
Purchase rubber matting for indoor walking club

Norman's Cove-Long Cove
$2,200
Purchase training videos and fitness equipment

North West River
$3,600
Purchase fitness equipment

Paradise
$1,800
Establish senior walking tours and River Rangers group

Pasadena
$4,000
Enhance outreach program and social events, establish walking club

Petty Harbour/Maddox Cove
$4,000
Upgrade fitness and recreation equipment

Placentia
$4,000
Organize public events, purchase new recreation club supplies

Port au Port East
$3,800
Purchase nutritional aids, establish walking and dance clubs

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's
$4,000
Purchase fitness equipment, instructor training

Postville
$3,000
Purchase fitness and walking equipment

Pouch Cove
$4,000
Purchase fitness equipment, instructor fees

Robert's Arm
$4,000
Program promotion, transportation, recreation centre upkeep

Sop's Arm
$4,000
Provide transportation to gym, purchase recreation equipment

South Brook
$4,000
Organize field trips (swimming, bowling)

Spaniard's Bay
$4,000
Construct community garden

Springdale
$4,000
Organize walking and curling clubs, annual fitness day

St. George's
$4,000
Purchase fitness equipment

St. Lawrence
$4,000
Purchase instructional materials and fitness equipment

St. Lewis
$4,000
Organize field trips and clubs: walking, sports, crafts

St. Lunaire-Griquet
$4,000
Purchase fitness equipment

Stag Harbour
$4,000
Purchase fitness and recreation equipment

Steady Brook
$4,000
Organize pool fitness, nutrition seminars

Summerford
$4,000
Purchase fitness and recreation equipment

Sunnyside
$4,000
Develop wellness classes, walking club, skill sessions

Swift Current/Black River
$4,000
Purchase recreation equipment and materials to organize a spring bbq/social program

Three Rock Cove
$4,000
Organize recreation events (dances/ darts)

Torbay
$4,000
Establish regional walking program, program promotion

Twin Town Seniors Club (Clarenville)
$4,000
Continued support of 50+club

Upper Island Cove
$4,000
Construct garden

Westport
$3,800
Organize recreation activities and day trips

Whitbourne
$2,500
Purchase fitness equipment, organize social events

Witless Bay
$4,000
Organize fitness and recreation programs

Woody Point
$3,600
Purchase fitness and recreation equipment

YM/YWCA (St. John's)
$4,000
Establish recreation programs: bowling, traditional dance, mall walking

Organizations: Community Recreation Grants, Avalon Dragon Boating Association, Goulds Recreation Association Kiwanis Club YWCA

Geographic location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Conception Bay Bay Roberts Burlington Channel-Port aux Basques Cow Head Deer Lake Fogo Island Grand Bank Happy Valley Goose Bay Herring Neck Isle aux Morts Shoal Bay La Scie Little Bay East Logy Bay Loon Bay Mary's Harbour Marystown Mount Pearl New Perlican Cape Freels North West River Pasadena Petty Harbour Port au Port East Portugal Cove Pouch Cove South Brook St. George's Steady Brook Swift Current Black River Twin Town Upper Island Cove Westport Witless Bay Woody Point

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