Repairs to the bridges on a walking trail in Tatamagouche is one of eight recreation projects in the Fundy region receiving grants to support fun and physical activity for Nova Scotians. The region's grants totaling $215,696 were announced June 27th, through the Recreation Facility Development Program.
It is important to have outdoor recreation facilities like trails, playgrounds and ball fields to give Nova Scotians opportunities to be active. We are investing nearly $1.7 million for 65 new and upgraded facilities around the province where people can make physical activity a fun part of their day.
The Tatamagouche Area Trails Association received $7,000 to resurface the Waugh River bridge and repair the French River bridge on the Butter Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail. I had the opportunity to visit the Trail and to enjoy the beauty of the trail, and to see the results of the work done by the Trails Association.
There were several residents enjoying the trail on their bicycles and others as a place to walk or jog. Tatamagouche has become a destination and the Trail System is just one of the attractions. I commend the Association and the residents of Tatamagouche and area for their pride in the community. They have, together with support from the government, put Tatamagouche “on the map”.
"We work hard to keep the Colchester County section of the Trans Canada Trail in good shape and have received a good deal of positive feedback for our efforts," said Robert Gould, secretary and treasurer of the association. “This summer's work on two of our bridges is critical maintenance which could not be completed without this grant."
This grant supports Thrive!, government's plan for a healthier Nova Scotia. The plan aims to create supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity.
Congratulations to Tatamagouche and area for their determination, their support and their commitment to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for all ages.
Karen Casey, MLA