Backgrounder: Cumberland, Colchester Counties will benefit from investments to help residents and visitors enjoy the region and its shared spaces safely


The Government of Canada invests more than $1.8 million in 10 community shared spaces and 2 tourism projects to stimulate local economies, create jobs, boost tourism, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.

$1,308,820 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for ten projects:      
Town of Truro

Repair and restore Victoria Park’s outdoor pool to give community members access to swimming, recreational programs and training.


$495,000 non-repayable Josée Gallant
Administration and Communications Coordinator
Town of Truro
Municipality of the County of Cumberland, in partnership with the Parrsboro Playground Society Build a playground at the former Town Hall grounds to provide inclusive play opportunities for children. $250,000 non-repayable Amanda-Leigh MacLeod
Corporate Communications Officer
Municipality of the County of Cumberland
The Sunset Community Incorporated, in partnership with the Northumberland Tennis and Pickleball Association Develop a multi-court racquet facility including tennis and pickleball on the grounds of the Sunset Community adult residential centre to enhance accessible recreation opportunities for the centre and their community. $250,000 non-repayable Julie Hoeg
The Sunset Community Inc.
902-243-2571 ext: 222
The Trustees of the Riverside Community Hall Association (operating as Portapique Community Hall), in partnership with the Rotary Club of Truro Safely relocate and expand the Portapique Community Hall by adding a commercial kitchen, natural playground, amphitheatre and sports court, creating a place where residents can come together to enjoy physical activity and community events. $100,000 non-repayable Andrew MacDonald
Chair of the Board
Trustees of Riverside Community Hall Association
Village of Bible Hill Replace the windows and doors at the H. Douglas Boyce Village Hall to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs and provide a more comfortable environment for community groups, volunteer firefighters and other occupants. $67,545 non-repayable Mitchell Bell
Clerk and Treasurer
Village of Bible Hill
Town of Amherst Create pathways to outdoor parks, playgrounds and public washrooms, improving accessibility throughout the town to encourage residents and visitors to be active and explore. $46,200 non-repayable Jason MacDonald
Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Amherst
Pugwash Farmers Market Cooperative Limited Make the Pugwash Farmers’ Market more accessible through signage and resurfaced walkways—as well as greener through the addition of solar panels, which will supply renewable energy to the Market and neighbouring Pugwash Library, creating net zero emissions for the buildings. $43,500 non-repayable Jennifer Houghtaling
Vice President
Pugwash Farmers Market
Pugwash Park Commissioners (operating as Thinkers Lodge National Historic Site) Renovate the Gate House building of the Thinkers Lodge National Historic Site to improve accessibility and visitor experience for community members and tourists.  $35,000 non-repayable John Eaton
Executive Director/Chief Commissioner
Pugwash Park Commissioners
Town of Oxford Create a second baseball field to accommodate the area’s growing minor baseball program and provide space for other youth sports activities. $15,000 non-repayable Linda Cloney
Town Clerk
Town of Oxford
Amherst Curling Club Add a wheelchair ramp between the main floor and ice surface, making the sport of curling accessible to everyone. $6,575 non-repayable Tim Lawrence
Amherst Curling Club
$550,000 through the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) for two projects:      
4337139 Nova Scotia Limited (operating as On the Park) Create sustainable, eco-friendly accommodations situated on Victoria Park to encourage adventure and connecting with nature, while building an experiential tourism offering in Truro to encourage visitors to stay and explore. $500,000 repayable Miriah Kearney
4337139 Nova Scotia Limited (Operating as On the Park)

Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce

Help host the Truro Winter Long John Festival, a four-week outdoor winter showcase of Nova Scotian culture, food, art and experiences to draw new visitors to Downtown Truro and its businesses. $50,000
Sherry Martell
Executive Director
Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce
Total     $1,858,820


Marianne Blondin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Official Languages and of the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Chris Brooks
Communications Director, Nova Scotia
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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