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Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre

Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Government of Nova Scotia

Government of Nova Scotia

October 04, 2014 14:00 ET

Residents Exercise Body and Mind as the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre Officially Opens!

BRIDGEWATER, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 4, 2014) -

Officials gathered today in the Town of Bridgewater to celebrate the grand opening of the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre, which will provide residents of Bridgewater and surrounding areas with countless opportunities to stay active and to participate in community events.

As a new focal point in the community, the new Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre will help get people moving and increase civic pride and spirit throughout the region. This state-of-the-art facility for recreational, sporting and social activities includes a full-size arena and an Aquatic Centre which brings personal health benefits to the region's many residents. The public library and active living and cultural spaces, including areas capable of hosting meetings, exercise classes, senior citizens' activities and many other functions, now provide members of the community with limitless opportunities to network, celebrate events and create new friendships.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada contributed close to $10.2 million toward this project through the Major Infrastructure Component of the 2007 Building Canada Fund.

  • The Government of Nova Scotia contributed $10 million to the project, with the Town of Bridgewater and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg providing the remaining balance of the total project cost of $34.1 million.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to have invested in the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre, which not only promotes healthy lifestyles, but also enhances the quality of life of residents of Bridgewater and surrounding areas. This significant infrastructure project provides residents with countless opportunities to get active and to participate in community events contributing to a strong and prosperous community right here in Nova Scotia."

Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore - St. Margaret's, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"We know there is a positive relationship between sport and recreation facilities and levels of physical activity. We're pleased to support this beautiful, modern facility for residents in this area to come together and enjoy physical activity which is so important for good health."

The Honourable Mark Furey, Minister of Municipal Affairs, on behalf of Leo Glavine, Minister of Health and Wellness

"The Town of Bridgewater is delighted to be one of the partners in the construction of the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. This wonderful facility will be a gathering place, promoting wellness, a healthy mind and a healthy body. It provides traditional and new opportunities for residents and visitors to enhance their life experiences in a modern and exciting atmosphere. Congratulations to all who have played a role in bringing this great facility to reality."

His Worship David Walker, Mayor of the Town of Bridgewater

"The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg is overjoyed to see the completion of the Lifestyle Centre. The facility will serve as a flagship for recreation, community spirit, and healthy living in our Region, for our youth, seniors and community at large. I would like to offer a huge thank you to all the individuals and groups who worked so hard to turn this dream into a reality. The Lifestyle Centre truly is a testament to what can be accomplished when governments work together with the community."

His Worship Don Downe, Mayor of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg

Additional Links

Construction Well Underway on Lunenburg County's New Lifestyle Centre: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/media/news-nouvelles/2013/20130513bridgewater-eng.html

For additional information about the federal Building Canada Fund - Major Infrastructure Component, visit www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/bcf-fcc-eng.html.

Municipality of the District of Lunenburg: http://www.modl.ca

Town of Bridgewater: http://www.bridgewater.ca

Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre: http://www.lclc.ca

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at www.eap.gc.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Tony Kiritsis
    Department of Health and Wellness
    902-424-0585
    tony.kiritsis@gov.ns.ca

    Isobel Leslie
    Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
    902-530-4104
    ileslie@lclc.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca