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Upgrades Announced for Van Horne Trail in Saint Andrews

Government of Canada Supports Accessible Trail

October 14, 2016 - Saint Andrews, N.B. – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), joined the Kiwanis Club of Saint Andrews officials today to announce important upgrades to the Van Horne Trail.

The project consists of expanding an asphalted recreational trail operated by the Kiwanis Club of Saint Andrews.  The upgrades will provide a safe place for children to play as well as a fully accessible pathway for the elderly, handicapped individuals and tourists.  The Government of Canada is investing $135,000 in the project through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150).

CIP 150 is providing up to $300 million nationally over two years to support projects to rehabilitate, renovate and expand community and recreational infrastructure as part of the Government of Canada’s activities to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. These investments will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities and celebrate Canada’s rich heritage and history. CIP 150 is administered by ACOA in the Atlantic region.

Quotes

“The Government of Canada is committed to working closely with municipalities and communities to support projects that contribute to the quality of life of the families who live there. We believe that investing in strategic infrastructure projects to upgrade recreational infrastructure is key to helping create new opportunities and strengthen regional economies.

-       The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA

Investing in community infrastructure is the means by which we will build a more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable country. The upgrades to the Van Horne Trail mark an important step to helping this community benefit from an affordable and accessible gathering space that will enrich this area’s quality of life for years to come.”

-       Karen Ludwig, MP for New Brunswick Southwest

“The Van Horne Trail, which a part of the Sentier NB Trail network, is a destination trail that spans over 2 km from Water Street to Katy's Cove.  This fully accessible, multi-use trail was designed with so that it can be easily navigated by children on small bicycles, people with mobility issues and the elderly.  The trail also promotes an active lifestyle for all St. Andrew’s citizens and visitors to the area by offering a safe place to jog, run or cycle while enjoying nature and spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy and Katy's Cove."

-       Kurt Gumushel, Coordinator Van Horne Trail and Vice President NB Trails Association

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Contacts

Ann Kenney
Senior Communications Officer
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
506-452-3687

Guy Groulx
The Kiwanis Club of Saint Andrews
506-529-3900