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The Annapolis County Active Kids, Healthy Kids (AKHK) Fund recently awarded a total of $4,950.00 in funding to a variety of programs that will encourage and support physical activity for youth throughout Annapolis County.

The programs receiving funding are: 

  • Annapolis East Archery Club: A new club, based in Nictaux, open to youth 13 years of age and older. The AKHK funding will assist in the purchase of equipment for start up of the club.
  • Active Play at Storytime: The Annapolis Valley Regional Library will purchase equipment for active play during storytime and craft programs for young children at the Annapolis County library branches.
  • Baseball in Middleton: Middleton Minor Baseball Association’s goal is to grow baseball in our community by offering both recreational and competitive opportunities for youth, ages 4 – 15. The AKHK funding will help to reduce registration fees for participants.
  • Bridgetown Area Summer Active Living Day Camp: The free day camp program offers a wide range of fun activities for young children, ages 6 – 11. The program runs four mornings per week, using facilities in Bridgetown. The AKHK funding will assist with the staffing costs of the program.
  • Jubilee Park Natural Playground Additions + Weekly Parent & Tot Group: The volunteer group behind the award-winning natural playground are planning to add new features to the playground. They will also be leading a weekly parent and tot group on Wednesday mornings throughout the summer.
 

The Annapolis County Active Kids, Healthy Kids Fund is a cooperative project of:

  • Annapolis Community Health Board
  • Annapolis West Health Foundation
  • Family Matters – Annapolis County Family Resource Centre
  • Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness – Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation Division
  • Recreation and Community Development Departments within Annapolis County
  • Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Valley Active Communities Coalition

For further information, please contact Jennifer Coolen at 825-6611.

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Last Updated ( Friday, 01 July 2011 )
 
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