Tyler McLeod of Weston Bakeries presented the Town of Kentville with a cheque for $12,000.00 to support the operation of the Town’s after school programs, Friday December 19th at the Town hall in Kentville. The Town received the funds after applying for a grant from the Weston “Seeding Stronger Communities” program. Kentville is the only community in Atlantic Canada to receive funds from the program this year.
Active Living Coordinator André Bouchard says, “we are really excited about the new opportunities these funds will create for the children and youth in our community.” The Town has big plans for the money, including implementing exciting new programming using some very unique equipment. “Bubble soccer”, as it is called has not been a program previously offered in Kentville and has people talking. As the name suggests, bubble soccer involves literally wrapping players in protective bubbles that they can then run, bounce, and play the game of soccer in. A “drop –in” Bubble Soccer program will take place at the Valley Indoor Sport and Events Centre on Mondays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 pm, beginning in January and running until March Break.
The Recreation Department will also be using funds to support the Trailblazers program which combines outdoor education, outdoor recreation, leadership, and play with the goal of bringing children closer to nature. A new program, the KCA GYM JAM, will also benefit from the funds.
Registration for programs will start in January, information can be found by visiting www.kentville.ca
Contact: André Bouchard
Active Living Coordinator, Town of Kentville
Photo: (left to right): Mayor David Corkum, Dana Feltham (Kentville After School Program Leader), Tyler McLeod (Amherst Plant Manager – Weston Bakeries Limited), Tina McLeod.