A Stellarton community club is getting some upgrades and improvements thanks to assistance from the federal government.
Centre Nova MP Sean Fraser announced Monday, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, minister of families, children and social development, that the Town of Stellarton is receiving $7,941 through the New Horizons for Seniors Funding Program to revitalize the town’s community centre, located by the Albion Ball Field.
“The Government of Canada is dedicated to expanding opportunities for Canadian seniors to get involved in community activities that meet their needs, reflect their interests, and tap their collective resources and experiences. We support New Horizons for Seniors Program community-based projects so that seniors across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many, and I am thrilled to see this investment here in Stellarton, knowing the opportunities it with open up for our senior population, and the greater community,” said Fraser.
The MP said the Stellarton Community Centre has been a community-driven building throughout its history. From the Miner’s Museum to community library to the Stellarite Seniors Club, it has been a facility utilized by people of all ages. Today the Community Centre is home to many groups and clubs providing programming for adults and seniors. This grant will bring much-needed improvement to equipment for the building to run more efficiently and healthier, Fraser said, with a new air exchanger and heat pump, plus the addition of new tables and chairs.
The New Horizons for Seniors Program promotes positive aging by supporting seniors’ volunteerism and encouraging seniors to play an active role in their communities. This innovative program enhances seniors’ social well-being and enables them to maintain social ties and share their knowledge, skills and experience with others.
“The Town of Stellarton is thrilled that the Government of Canada has awarded our Community Centre with $7,941 through the New Horizons for Seniors program.” said Stellarton Mayor Danny MacGillivray. “These funds will allow our many community groups to continue their programming in a happy and healthy environment, within the Stellarton Community Centre.”