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Matching grants support neighbourhood enhancement projects

Picnic tables, accessible fitness equipment, and welcome banners are among some of the projects most recently funded through the the City’s Neighbourhood Enhancement Matching Grants. In total, nearly $18,000 in matching grants were doled out at Monday night’s city council meeting.

The Cobblestone and Riverstone Neighbourhood Association will be buying and installing a picnic table in one of their three parks with just under $2,000 dollars. Two picnic tables with concrete foundations and landscaping will find a home in the Bickell’s pond area in the Countryside South and Summerside neighbourhoods, thanks to $5,000 from the city.

Mountview Neighbourhood Association has had $5,000 approved to buy five wheelchair accessible pieces of equipment for their outdoor fitness park. Copperwood and Highland Park will also both be able to buy banners to welcome people into their communities. Highland Park is an older community that doesn’t have much identification, so their $3,000 grant should help.

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