Eastern and southern Newfoundland will benefit from investments to help bring people back to public spaces safely


Government of Canada invests close to $246,000 in three community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.

:  Town of Port Rexton

Project:  Create a community park with a concrete pad for skating and ice hockey in winter, and for activities such as skateboarding, basketball, seniors' exercise classes and outdoor markets during other seasons. The park will include a heated outbuilding with change rooms, restrooms and a canteen.

Total:  $165,690

:  Heart’s Content Mizzen Heritage Society Inc.

Project:  Upgrade and modernize the Heart's Content Regional Arts Centre with roof repairs, a heat pump and a power-assisted door opener to make it more accessible and energy efficient.

Total:  $40,000

:  Placentia West Development Association

Project:  Develop and enhance a public outdoor space around Livyers Lot with kiosk-style market booths for local vendors. Upgrade the electrical system at the community market and improve the existing outdoor space.

Total:  $40,000

TOTAL:  $245,690


Catherine Mounier-Desrochers

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Economic

Development and Official Languages


Paul McGrath

Director of Communications

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Newfoundland and Labrador



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