Backgrounder: Northeast Avalon communities will benefit from investments to help bring people back to public spaces safely


The Government of Canada invests more than $529,000 in five community shared spaces to stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life of Canadians.

Client Name Project Total Media Contact
Town of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove Install an energy efficient lighting system at the Kelly Park softball field to enhance the town's recreation hub. The new lighting will enable longer hours for park use; encourage physical and social activity;
and provide a safer and more accessible softball field for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Janine Walsh
Town Cleark/Manager
Town of Portugal Cove – St. Philip’s Install an accessible community splash pad at Rainbow Gully Park and several water toys on the park grounds. This project will provide a new outdoor activity in a popular gathering space for people of all abilities to enjoy. $100,000

Stephanie Tucker
Acting Director, Economic Development, Marketing and Communications
709-895-8000, Ext. 271
Town of Pouch Cove Upgrade the Town Hall to improve accessibility and provide a viewing deck for residents and visitors. The project includes constructing a wheelchair ramp; installing a powered wheelchair accessible door; and adding a balcony at the rear of the building with a view of the ocean.



Brian Peach
Chief Administrative Officer
709-335-2848 (Ext. 223)
Town of Torbay Construct an accessible outdoor Picco Ridge Memorial at the Torbay History House and Museum in memory of those who lost their lives in the 1978 Gander Aviation 80 Aircraft crash, including Torbay’s first mayor, William Manning. The memorial will include the Ring of Remembrance and a circular granite paved area with 10 seating stumps etched with the crash victims’ names,
an arrow to indicate the direction towards Picco Ridge, and text detailing the story of the crash. The space will also be used as a storytelling circle, an outdoor classroom, a performance venue, and a rest area.


non- repayable

Deanne Lawrence
Economic Development and Tourism Officer
709-437-6532, Ext. 230
Town of Flatrock Undertake renovations to the community centre to improve accessibility, revitalize the facility, and add new features for residents, visitors and tourists to enjoy. The project includes reconstructing the upper floor hallway; creating a new space to construct a museum and tearoom; upgrading the washrooms; and installing power door openers and new signage.



Andrew Tobin
Chief Administrative Officer
Total   $529,684  


Marianne Blondin

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Official Languages and of the

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Julie Afonso

Manager of Communications

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency


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