Holyrood lands federal recreation grants

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The Town of Holyrood is the proud recipient of two federal recreation grants.

Councillor Kimberley Ghaney highlighted the two new grants during the March 2 council meeting.

The first was a $3,600 grant obtained through Heritage Canada for Canada Day 2021 celebrations.

The second was a $25,000 grant obtained through the New Horizons Program, a federal funding program which supports funding for projects and activities for seniors.

“The main focus of the activities will see the upgrade of rooms upstairs in the museum to enable seniors to host skill exchange opportunities both virtually and onsite,” said Ghaney. “Some of these skills include traditional activities such as quilting, sewing, fly tying, folk dance and a host of other activities. We look forward to completing the upgrades to enable us to engage seniors in the skill exchange program.”

Ghaney thanked the town’s Economic Development Officer Marjorie Gibbons for pursing the grants, along with Avalon MP Ken McDonald and the funding agencies themselves.

Mark Squibb, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Shoreline News