May 7, 2010
SAINT JOHN (CNB) - The provincial government is investing an additional $200,000 in the construction of the St. Joseph's multipurpose centre in Saint John. Premier Shawn Graham made the announcement today.
"The new multipurpose centre will play a vital role in the life of the local community," said Graham. "This community project will enable area residents to continue to be active and thrive as we work together to achieve a healthier and more self-sufficient New Brunswick."
Funding provided through the Regional Development Corporation will help the Parish of St. Joseph construct the centre. The facility will be used to host a variety services to the local community including: early childhood education; health and wellness courses and seminars; city leisure, recreational, senior and youth programs and services as well as parish and community services.
"We are deeply grateful for the moral and financial support given to this project by the provincial government," said Father Bill Elliot of the Pastoral Council of St. Joseph's Parish. "This support, and that of many others, has allowed us to meet the needs of this fast-growing community. More and more people will move into this community because of the services this new facility will offer."
Today's announcement brings the provincial government's total investment in the project to $400,000.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Bruce Macfarlane, Regional Development Corporation, 506-444-4606; Father Bill Elliott, Pastoral Council of St. Joseph's Parish, 506-653-6856.