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Events Lunenburg Country Receives $25,000 for Nova Scotia 55+ Games

News Release

May 23, 2017         Bridgewater, Nova Scotia                 Employment and Social Development Canada

Our seniors in South Shore – St. Margaret’s have the opportunity to participate in a project that will benefit many in their community.  Lunenburg County seniors are about to shine at the 55+ games. Whether as a participant or volunteer there are lots of great opportunities for seniors to get involved.  Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore – St. Margaret’s, today made a $25,000 announcement on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

Investing in Canada’s communities is not only about creating good jobs and encouraging clean economic growth. It is also about building stronger communities. Partnerships with local governments, institutions and organizations are vital to deliver change and improve the lives of seniors. 

Events Lunenburg County is receiving funding for their project through the New Horizons for Seniors  Program (NHSP) and will be hosting the Nova Scotia 55+ Games for seniors, to be held in September. The funds will assist in utilizing seniors to volunteer as ambassadors and to assist on the organizing committee. 

The Government of Canada is providing approximately $35 million in New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) funding for close to 1,850 community-based projects approved through the NHSP 2016–2017 Call for Proposals. 

Since 2004, the NHSP has funded close to 19,700 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada, with a total Government of Canada investment of approximately $417 million.

Through the many community-based projects we support each year, the Government of Canada helps seniors across Canada share their knowledge, skills and lived experiences in unique ways. NHSP projects reflect our ongoing commitment to ensure that seniors from coast to coast can be active and prosperous members of their communities.The Honourable Jean-Yves DuclosMinister of Families, Children, and Social Development Canada

The Government of Canada is dedicated to ensuring that Canadian seniors can get involved in community activities that meet their needs and interests, tap their collective resources and experiences, and promote their participation. We support New Horizons for Seniors Program projects like this one so that seniors across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many.Bernadette JordanMember of Parliament, South Shore - St. Margarets