Minister Announces $200,000 for Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program

Tourism, Culture and Recreation
March 3, 2014

Investment in Recreation Brings Together Families and Communities

Over 100 community groups and organizations across the province are able to improve and implement recreation programming for senior citizens through a $200,000 investment by the Provincial Government for the Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program. The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, was at the Kilbride Lions Community Centre earlier today to make the announcement.

“The Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program enables our seniors to engage with their communities and become more socially and physically active. As a government, we are encouraged by how well received this program has been since it was established four years ago and delighted to see how this $200,000 investment supports and enhances the lives of our seniors.”
– The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation

The Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program is designed to help seniors’ groups, communities, and recreation committees provide programs and services focused specifically on increasing physical and leisure activity for seniors. The Kilbride Lions Community Centre is among the 110 organizations that have been approved for a grant through the 2013-14 program. A full list of the organizations receiving funding can be found in the backgrounder below.

“This grant will be used to purchase additional new equipment and replace older equipment for the Gentle Gym Program that is offered at the Kilbride Lions Club Centre. The staff at the centre are hoping this investment will help them expand the program so that it can be offered to members of the Kilbride 50+ Club and any others in the community who may wish to participate.”
– John Dinn, MHA for Kilbride

Funding will be used for a variety of programming such as hiking, nature outings, community gardens, trail walking groups, indoor exercise classes, social gatherings and yoga.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to supporting important social programs, strong communities and the health and well-being of children, families and seniors.


  • The Provincial Government is investing $200,000 in the 2013-14 Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program.
  • The Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program was established in 2010 and to date, approximately $920,000 has been invested in programming for older persons.
  • Since the launch of Active, Healthy Newfoundland and Labrador: A Recreation and Sport Strategy for Newfoundland and Labrador, approximately $172 million has been committed to recreational and sport infrastructure, programming and athlete development throughout the province.

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Media contacts:

Melony O’Neill
Director of Communications
Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
709-729-0928, 689-0928

Tess Burke
Communications Manager
Government Member’s Office


2013-14 Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program Recipients

Baie Verte – Young at Heart $2,000
Baine Harbour Hall Committee $2,000
Baine Harbour Recreation Committee $2,000
Bell Island Tourism Inc. $2,000
Brigus Area 50+Club $2,100
Campbells Creek Recreation $2,000
Cavendish 50+Club $2,000
Centreville Wareham Trinity New Visions 50+Club $2,000
Champney’s West Recreation Committee $2,000
Channel-Port aux Basques – Bruce II Sports Centre $2,000
Charlottetown Peer Advocals $2,000
Clarenville Area Recreation Association $2,000
Come By Chance – Barachois 50+ $2,000
Conception Bay South Worsley Park 50+ Club $2,000
Cormack Recreation Committee $2,000
Corner Brook – Humber Valley – Bay of Islands – Chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind $2,000
Corner Brook Curling 50+ Club $1,900
Cow Head Seniors $2,000
Cox’s Cove Culture Committee $2,000
Deer Lake Recreation $2,000
Deer Lake Seniors 50+ Club $2,000
Ferryland Southern Shore Folk Arts $2,000
Fogo Island Town $2,000
Forteau – 50+Club $2,000
Fortune Community and Youth $2,000
Frenchman’s Cove 50+ Club $2,000
Gambo Sports Recreation $2,000
Gaskiers/Point La Haye Recreation $1,000
Gillam’s Golden Sunset $2,000
Grand Bank Recreation $2,000
Grand Falls-Windsor YMCA $1,700
Hant’s Harbour Recreation $2,000
Harbour Breton Funship 50+Club $1,800
Harbour Main Recreation $2,000
Holyrood – Forever Young $2,000
Holyrood – Marina Golden Age $1,800
Horwood Seniors With a Purpose $2,000
Humber Arm South Seniors Recreation $2,000
Kilbride Lions Community Centre (St. John’s Recreation Department) $2,000
La Scie 55+ Club $2,000
Lark Harbour – Twilight 50+ $2,000
Lewisporte Age Friendly Council $2,000
Loon Bay Recreation $2,000
Marystown Recreation $2,000
Marysvale Turks Gut Heritage Conservation Inc. $2,000
Marysvale-Turks Gut C.B. 50+ Seniors Group $2,000
McKays – Bay St. George South Manor for Seniors Home $2,000
Millertown Social Committee $2,000
Paradise Adventure 50+ $2,000
Pasadena Ski Nature Park $2,000
Petty Harbour Sunshiners $2,000
Pool’s Cove Recreation $2,000
Port au Choix Recreation $2,000
Port au Port East Twilight 50+ $1,600
Port au Port West 50+ Leisure Club $2,000
Port aux Choix – United Town Lions $2,000
Port Blandford Recreation Board $2,000
Port Rexton 50+ Club $2,000
Port Saunders Golden Oldies 50+Club $2,000
Pouch Cove Recreation $2,000
Renews-Cappahayden-Healthy Living Club $2,000
Roberts Arm Active Living Older Adults $2,000
Roddickton – North Central Recreation Corporation $2,000
Rushoon – Placentia West 50+Club $2,000
Small Point Adams Cove $2,000
South West Coast $2,000
St. Anthony Recreation $2,000
St. John’s – Canadian Cancer Society NL $2,000
St. John’s – MacMorran Centre $2,000
St. John’s Froude Avenue Centre $2,000
St. John’s Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre $2,000
St. John’s Native Friendship Centre $2,000
St. John’s Vibrant Communities – CSC $2,000
St. John’s VON – Smart Program $2,000
Stephenville Crossing 50+ Seniors $2,000
Stephenville Legion Branch 35 $2,000
Stephenville Leisure Council $2,000
Sunnyside 50+Club $2,000
Three Rock Cove $2,000
Town of Brigus $2,000
Town of Burin $1,800
Town of Fortune $2,000
Town of Fox Cove – Mortier $2,000
Town of Glovertown $2,000
Town of Grand Falls-Windsor $2,000
Town of Isle Aux Mort $2,000
Town of Logy Bay $2,000
Town of Lourdes $2,000
Town of Meadows – Golden Meadows 50+Club $2,000
Town of Perry’s Cove – Salmon Cove $2,000
Town of Placentia $2,000
Town of Point Lance $2,000
Town of Reidville $2,000
Town of St. Bride’s $2,000
Town of St. George’s $2,000
Town of Torbay $2,000
Town of Trinity $2,000
Town of Westport $1,800
Town of Woodstock $2,000
Triton Recreation $2,000
Upper Island Cove Recreation $2,000
Whiteway 50+Club $2,000
Witless Bay – O’Connor 50+Club $2,000

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