Valley Wellness Initiative Funding announced

Nancy Kelly
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Recipients of April 9 WIF grants gathered for a group photo.

Community groups gathered at the Kings Mutual Century Centre in Berwick April 9 for the annual Wellness Initiative Fund celebration.

A project of the five community health boards within the Annapolis Valley Health district, WIF grant funding is made available to non-profit groups and organizations working to address health concerns identified by the local CHBs.

This year the boards were able to fund a total of 41 projects providing approximately $69,000 to community groups hosting wellness projects in Kings and Annapolis County.  Initiatives funded offer a wide variety of community health supports from breakfast programs to employment services and activity programming.

Among the 35 Kings County recipients are the Evangeline Recreation Society, Landmark East Foundation, PeopleWorx, Community Inc., Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association, Centreville Park and Rec Association, SOAR, Woodville Community Centre, Valley Harvest Marathon, Chrysalis House, Scott's Bay Rec Centre and Centreville Baptist Church.

Annapolis County grant recipients include LASA, St. Monica’s Church, Bridgetown Fire Department, Paradise Active Living Society, Bear River Oakdene Centre and the Town of Annapolis Royal.

 

Organizations: Wellness Initiative Fund, Kings Mutual Century Centre, CHBs Community Ross Creek Centre Rec Association Chrysalis House Centreville Baptist Church Fire Department Oakdene Centre

Geographic location: Kings, Annapolis County, Berwick Annapolis Valley Centreville Park Woodville Community Bridgetown Bear River Annapolis Royal

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  • Quien
    April 11, 2014 - 09:40

    Former Olympian, Clara Hughes, is also on a fundraising mission. She has set out on a 110 day, 12,000 km charity bike ride across Canada. "Clara's Big Ride" is making stops in cities along the way and hosting events to bring awareness to mental health. Today she will make her first stop on Prince Edward Island arriving in Summerside later this afternoon. You can learn more about the planned events at https://livingalpha.com/journal/clara-hughes-says-goodbye-new-brunswick-hello-pei-two-stops-in-prince-edward-island