The Town of Yarmouth received news that is has been awarded $5,900 as part of the Nova Scotia Government's Rink Revitalization Fund.
Thirty-three rinks across Nova Scotia in need of upgrades and repairs are receiving almost $1 million through the fund.
“Rinks across Nova Scotia are places where people can come together, be physically active and celebrate,” said Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. “Having the appropriate infrastructure helps build that community spirit and encourages people to come out and take part in the many community events these rinks host.”
The Rink Revitalization Fund helps community groups, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations invest in infrastructure to support the sustainability of their facilities. Rinks include curling clubs, arenas and permanent outdoor rinks that are open to the public.
The types of projects receiving funding include purchasing a score clock, installing accessible entrance doors, upgrading refrigeration, foundation repairs and replacing rink board glass.
The money awarded to the town will be used to replace an important piece of audio/video equipment at Mariners Centre used for broadcasting events live to the public. The funds will also see water bottle filling stations installed, similar to filling stations used at Mariners on Main.
For a full list of funding recipients, please visit: https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20220111001