CANADA COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION FUND (CCRF) ANNOUNCEMENTS
This week I’ve made several announcements pertaining to organizations that continue to do fantastic work in the Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook riding. I’ve mentioned previous projects approved through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, and this time, our federal government is investing over $270,000. A heartfelt congratulations to:
SACKVILLE LAKES PARKS AND TRAILS ASSOCIATION:
$153,000 to add 2 kilometers of trail in the area leading to the Great Beach Hill. The organization focuses on the protection and preservation of our green spaces which is a major priority of our government. The association also does an excellent job connecting our community with the environment sustainable ways.
ACADIA RECREATION CLUB SOCIETY:
$18,000 for new heat pump and hot water tank systems designed to help to increase energy efficiency, which in turn keeps the cost low for operation. I know the volunteers go out of their way to keep community events as affordable as possible, and so I’m delighted share this news with you. Since 1924, Acadia Hall has been a central piece to the community of Sackville, hosting concerts, socials, fundraisers, and bingos to name a few.
CONFRONTING HATE TOOLKIT
The Canadian Anti-Hate Network has launched its new toolkit: Confronting and Preventing Hate in Canadian Schools. By providing comprehensive anti-racism education to educators, parents, and communities, schools can take steps to address discriminatory barriers towards racial and religious minorities. For more information, visit https://www.antihate.school/
On July 8th, I had the pleasure of stopping into the Beaver Bank Children’s Learning Centre to discuss childcare!
• The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are working together to increase the number of licensed childcare spaces available in the province.
• 1,500 new licensed childcare spaces will be created across Nova Scotia by December 31, 2022.
• An additional 25% reduction by the end of 2022.
• The Government of Canada is investing $605 million over five years to help improve regulated early learning and childcare for children.
I hope everyone is enjoying the various events, especially the numerous music festivals taking place this last month of summer.
From weekly farmers markets, agricultural exhibitions, traditional Scottish events to large (and small) community celebrations, feel free to join in on all that our province has to offer.
All the best,