Annapolis Valley Exhibition seniors’ project receives federal support
October 29, 2010
LAWRENCETOWN, NS -October 29, 2010- Today Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament for West Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State (Seniors), announced federal funding to the Annapolis Valley Exhibition under the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
The Annapolis Valley Exhibition will receive $13,550 for its project entitled “Capturing the Past to Share with the Future” which will enable seniors to document their agriculture exhibits and farmers experiences through the creation of a display and a computer interactive knowledge game that youth and seniors can play together, thereby strengthening the appreciation and understanding between the two different generations and increasing social participation.
“I am pleased our Government is continuing to support local seniors’ projects in order to strengthen our communities,” said MP Kerr. “I look forward to seeing the results this great project will generate for our seniors in Annapolis County.”
“We are very thankful for the continued support of our MP Greg Kerr and the Government of Canada for giving us the opportunity to be able to create a video reference of the past to the present for the benefit of the community,” said Rachel Taylor, Manager of the Annapolis Valley Exhibition. “Our senior volunteers have put so much work into this it is a pleasure to give something back to them.”
For more information about the New Horizons for Seniors Program, please visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca/seniors.