June 29, 2012
Government of Canada Invests in Projects to Support Canadian Seniors
Leon Benoit, Member of Parliament for Vegreville-Wainwright made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors).
“Our government recognizes the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience that seniors contribute to our society and the economy,” said Benoit.
“Through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communities.”
The St. Michael’s Vegreville Manor has received funding of $3,400 for the installation of benches along a walking trail to support the social participation of recreational walking.
The Vegreville Senior’s Sunshine Club has received funding of $14,703 which will go toward the replacement of kitchen floor, chairs, concrete at the entrances and replacement of all window blinds to support the social participation of seniors in regular programming at the club.
Since its beginning, the New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded more than 10,400 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. This year the Government of Canada will provide more than $35.6 million in funding for almost 2,000 community projects.