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January 5, 2015
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Funding supports three rural projects

Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development

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Funding has been provided through the Island Community Fund for three projects along the province’s south shore, says Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley.

“The funding reflects the commitment of the provincial government to community organizations and the people they serve,” said Minister MacKinley. “These projects being announced today are part of our continued efforts to invest in rural communities.”

The provincial government, through the Island Community Fund, has approved $26,000 for three projects. Close to $6,000 will be provided to the Actiplex facility in Crapaud for upgrades to the electrical and plumbing systems. The Argyle Shore Women’s Institute will receive $15,000 for renovations to the Argyle Shore Community Centre. The Community of Victoria will be provided with close to $5,000 to purchase new fire equipment.

The total value of the three projects is approximately $45,000.

“Many of our organizations are managed by volunteer groups,” said Tom Albrecht, vice-chair of the South Shore Actiplex. “The money provided by government through the Island Community Fund enables our groups to continue to provide a service to our communities. Whether it’s our volunteer fire departments, our Women’s institutes, our fairs and exhibitions, or our arenas and fitness centres, all groups contribute to the well being of our residents.”

“The Island Community Fund helps build stronger rural communities by enhancing economic opportunities, supporting recreational activities, increasing public safety and strengthening community engagement,” said Minister MacKinley.

Since 2009, the Island Community Fund has invested close to $20 million to support more than 400 projects in rural Prince Edward Island, with a total project value of $67 million.

Media Contact: Wayne MacKinnon
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