New visitor information and community facility will help attract visitors & generate economic benefits
Mar. 6, 2019, ACOA: The Village of Alma continues to work on the steps outlined in Vision Alma’s Community Plan for Tourism to create a tourism hub in the centre of the village...the village will build a new facility on the site of the former Consolidated School building to add to the available visitor amenities and community infrastructure. The Government of Canada is providing an additional non-repayable contribution of $300,000 towards this project through ACOA.
“Congratulations to the Village of Alma for their actions to seize this economic opportunity, and their commitment to promoting and sharing this beautiful area with even more visitors from around the world...This is especially important with the Fundy Trail connector roads scheduled to open through to Alma in 2021.” Alaina Lockhart
Improved snowmobile trails in southeastern NB will increase visitors and support the region’s economy
Mar. 4, 2019, ACOA: With upgrades to its grooming equipment, the South Eastern New Brunswick Snowmobilers Association Inc. (SENBSA) will be able to provide improved snowmobile trails in the region, increasing winter tourism and supporting the region’s economy. The Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), is contributing $100,000 to this initiative, while the Province of New Brunswick is also providing $100,000.
“Tourism is vital to building strong, healthy communities. It is a critical part of our economy, providing many jobs to hard-working New Brunswickers, including over 2,600 here in Fundy Royal. Supporting improved snowmobile trails will drive growth in our winter tourism sector and increase economic development throughout this region.” Alaina Lockhart
Accessibility for Riverside-Albert Residents
Mar. 15, 2019, New Brunswick Employment and Social Development Canada: Community centres are the heart of rural communities. They are the venue of choice for many events, programs, and social opportunities. However, the accessibility of a community hub, like the Riverside-Albert Recreation Centre, can create inclusion challenges for Canadians with disabilities to fully participate.
The Village of Riverside-Albert is receiving $98,150 to make accessibility upgrades to the Recreation Centre through the small projects component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF). The Recreation Centre is used for many community events and programs. The project will improve accessibility for residents in the area by making important upgrades, including the construction of access ramps, installing automated door openers, a lift, an accessible washroom, and widening the entrance door. These upgrades will improve the inclusion of residents with disabilities in social, recreational, and volunteer opportunities for generations to come.
Alaina Lockhart is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, and the Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal