Sept. 26, 2008
GRAND BAY-WESTFIELD (CNB) - The official opening of the new River Valley Track took place today in Grand Bay-Westfield.
Energy Minister Jack Keir; Grace Losier, mayor of Grand Bay-Westfield; Joe Oliver, co-chair of the River Valley Track Association; and pupils and students from five area schools participated in the event.
"Today's celebration clearly demonstrates what can happen when the whole community rallies together to help improve the quality of life for all members of the community and help us on our journey towards self-sufficiency," said Keir.
Keir attended on behalf of Finance Minister Victor Boudreau, minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation.
The River Valley Track Association received $270,000 in funding through the Regional Development Corporation toward construction of the community running/walking track. The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield provided $29,000 toward the project.
"We were pleased to be able to contribute to such a worthy community project, creating a greater opportunity for health and wellness and a better overall quality of life for our residents," Losier said.
Located next to the arena and around the soccer field of River Valley Middle School, the track will serve the residents of Grand Bay-Westfield and surrounding local service districts.
"We would like to thank the provincial government and the entire community, which has been very supportive of this community project since day one," said Oliver. "Today's celebration demonstrates true community spirit."
MEDIA CONTACT: Bruce Macfarlane, Regional Development Corporation, 506-444-4606.