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Ottawa pumping $250K into recreation, community facilities on Avalon

The Southern Shore Arena in Mobile will see some renovations soon thanks in part to an investment through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
The Southern Shore Arena in Mobile will see some renovations soon thanks in part to an investment through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

The federal government is ponying up close $265,000 to help revitalize some recreational and community infrastructure in St. John’s and the Southern Shore.

The facilities and their funding amounts include:

St. Bon’s Forum: $100,268 for interior and exterior renovations, including flooring, new boards, wall covering, refurbished dressing rooms, energy efficient lighting and hot water recovery system. The renovations will allow for three additional months of ice on the rink each year.

Vera Perlin Society: $80, 750 to renovate Button Shop, including interior and exterior renovations, including an entrance ramp, accessible doorways and washroom and an automated entry system.

Witless Bay outdoor pool and recreation area: $65,250 for repairs to pool deck and surfaces, upgrades to multi-sport field, horseshoe pits and general enhancements to recreation area. The Bauline Athletic Association is adding to the investment with a contribution of $35,000 while the town is chipping in with another $49,750.

Soutern Shore Arena: $18,625 for renovations to the multi-purpose room and dressing rooms, a new electrical panel, and new light fixtures throughout. The Arena Association is adding $25,000 to the project.

The money is made available through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program and the Atlantic Canadian Opportunities Agency.

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