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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.