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Park improvements in Rothesay, N.B., commemorate Canada 150


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February 6, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Rothesay Park Upgrade Canada 150

From left: Peter Lewis, town councillor; Matt Alexander, deputy mayor; Miriam Wells, town councillor; Nancy Grant, mayor; Saint John Harbour MLA Ed Doherty and Don Shea, town councillor.

A park infrastructure improvement project in Rothesay, N.B, received $150,000 in provincial funding.

It involved the construction of a picnic and viewing centre at East Riverside-Kingshurt Park, and the creation of electronic community notice boards.

The town of Rothesay also contributed $2,000.

“Daily recreational and physical activities can improve everyone’s social, emotional and physical well-being,” said Saint John Harbour, N.B., MLA Ed Doherty. “The park is a gathering place for both locals and tourists and features trails that everyone can enjoy. Notice boards will help keep residents informed of community events and of services that are available.

Funding for the project was provided under the province’s Program for Municipal Development to Commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary.

In January 2017, municipalities with populations over 4,000 or less than 25,000 were eligible to apply for up to $150,000 in funding for beautification projects.

“The Town of Rothesay is very pleased to have received funding from the New Brunswick Program for Municipal Development, in Commemoration of Canada 150,” said Mayor Nancy Grant. “Enhancements at East Riverside-Kingshurst Park will promote social interaction among residents and will benefit people of all ages. Our Age-Friendly Committee requested the addition of electronic notice boards, and we are pleased that this Canada 150 funding is allowing us to take this step towards becoming an Age-Friendly Community.”

SOURCE: GOVERNMENT OF NEW BRUNSWICK


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