Backgrounder: South Western Nova Scotia will benefit from investments to help improve tourism experiences; bring people back to public spaces safely


The Government of Canada invests more than $880,000 in nine community shared spaces and two tourism businesses to stimulate local economies, create jobs, boost tourism, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.

$694,263 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for nine projects:      
Town of Yarmouth Repairs and upgrades to the former YMCA building on Main Street, now operated by the Yarmouth Mariners Centre and known as the Mariners on Main. $226,250 non-repayable Dorgam Hideib
CEO, Mariners Centre
902-742-2155 ext. 20
Municipality of the District of Clare Upgrades to the trails and amenities at Wentworth park to improve accessibility and enhance the visitor experience.  $200,000 non-repayable Amy Paradis
Communications Officer
Clare Curling Association  Install a corrugated steel roof on the Clare Curling Rink to revitalize the community asset and sustain future operations.  $75,000 non-repayable Nadine Comeau
Yarmouth County Splash Park Committee Construct a new accessible community splash park in the Town of Yarmouth for people at all levels of mobility.  $75,000 non-repayable Linda Gallagher
Yarmouth Farmers’ Market  Upgrade the market barn and gallery buildings to improve accessibility, heat retention and signage. $34,465 non-repayable Sundae Wiser
Université Sainte-Anne Infrastructure upgrades to the ice skating rink to improve energy efficiency, allowing the continued use of the facility by students, community members and the visiting public. $30,000 non-repayable Rachelle LeBlanc
Director, Communications and Marketing
902-769-2114, ext. 7222
Bear River Community Craft & Recreation Facility Society  Install new windows, paint the exterior, and repair the furnace at the Oakdene Community Centre to improve energy efficiency.   $30,000 non-repayable  Robbie Bays
L'Association du musée de Wedgeport  Renovate the Wedgeport Tuna Museum Centre to improve accessibility and increase storage to host community events throughout the year.  $15,548 non-repayable Franklin Cottreau
Museum Manager
Municipality of the District of Digby Upgrade the Bear Cove Art Trail by improving the parking, trail and signage to accommodate people of all abilities.  $8,000
Jonathan Riley,
Trail and Open Space Coordinator
Office: 902-245-2861
Cell: 902-308-0697  
$189,964 through the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) for two projects:      
Spurr Brothers Farms Limited Construct outdoor covered pavilions and a patio, as well as a tap room equipped with heat pumps for year round comfort to create a hard cider and agri-tourism experience.  $100,000 non-repayable  Lisa Jenereaux
Trout Point Lodge  Safety and guest experience enhancements, such as new windows, fireplace inserts, outdoor fire pits and equipment to maintain the parking lots in the winter, to transform the location into a year-round operation.  $89,964 non-repayable Patrick Wallace
TOTAL   $884,227  


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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