Six months after estabishing the first recreation commission in the RM of Piney, facilities from throughout the municipality are reaping the benefits.
At a recently RM of Piney council meeting council approved $52,500 in grants split evenly between the three recreation districts.
Last fall the RM of Piney council agreed to discard the municipality’s former recreation grants and establish three distinct districts which is expected to help groups decide and develop plans specifically for their areas.
“The districts cross ward boundaries and allows communities the ability to work together and communicate with each other in an open forum,” stated council.
The municipality is giving each of three recreation districts $17,500 to split between all recreation facilities within each district for a total of $52,500.
District 1 funding will be split between the Middlebro Community Club, Middleboro Parks and Recreation, Sprague Arena, Community Hall, and Museum, South Junction’s Pine Grove Seniors and Community Club. In District 2, funding is slated for Badger Community Association, Piney Community Centre, Wampum Community Club, Vassar Pool, Community Club and Vassar Pine Needle and Cones.
In District 3 funding has been split between the Woodridge Community Club, Sandilands Community Club, Carrick Community Club and St. Labre 200.
The RM of Piney council has committed to maintaining this plan as well as the grant program for the length of the current term of council.