Cape Breton sport and recreation organizations receive provincial funding

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Cape Breton sports and recreation organizations will soon benefit from $2.7 million in provincial government funding.

In a news release from the province on Friday, he said the contribution aims to promote physical activity and create opportunities to attract visitors and organize events.

“These sports and recreation facilities are an integral part of their immediate and surrounding communities,” said Brian Comer, MPP for Cape Breton East and Minister responsible for the Office of Addictions and Mental Health, on behalf of Pat Dunn, Minister for Communities. , Culture, Tourism and Heritage.

“Our government is proud to invest in these projects that will provide Cape Breton residents and visitors with more options to stay fit and connect with communities.

The funding includes $2 million to the Cape Breton Regional Municipality for Phase 2 of the Hawks Dream Field project in Dominion, Nova Scotia.

“This will allow for a fully accessible recreation complex including a bocce ball court, washrooms, canteen, wading pool, lighting, electronic scoreboard and space to showcase Cape Breton’s rich baseball history,” reads- on in a statement from the province.

“We cannot express how incredibly grateful we are to receive this provincial support. Our dream is coming true and now the entire CBRM community and all its visitors will be able to enjoy the first 100% accessible and inclusive outdoor multi-sport facility. here in Cape Breton, said Lisa MacNeil-Campbell, director of the Hawks Dream Field Society.

The County Municipality of Inverness will also receive $610,000 to build a multi-court outdoor recreation facility, including accessible trails, pickleball courts and a basketball court.

The funding also includes $100,000 for the Two Rivers Development Association, which will help maintain and improve recreational areas at Two Rivers Wildlife Park on the Mira River in Huntington, Nova Scotia.

“The funding will allow us to purchase the necessary equipment to further improve our wildlife trail, hiking trails, playground and beach,” said John Huntington, park superintendent at the Two Rivers Development Association. “With the continued support of the public and all levels of government, Two Rivers will continue to be a year-round tourist and family destination in Cape Breton.”

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