KAMLOOPS – Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo announced funding on Wednesday through the New Horizons for Seniors Program for the Canim Lake Band.
“Through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communities,” said McLeod.
The Canim Lake Band will received $25,000 to support seniors by offering new Elders programs such as carpet bowling and social nights.
Canim Lake Band recreation coordinator Tish Diamond says she “is excited that the funding has been approved to support the elder’s recreation activities. The elder’s fitness activities are a priority for the Canim Lake Band and the approved funding will provide assistance.
Since its beginning, the New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded more than 12,200 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. This year, the Government of Canada will provide more than $33 million in funding for approximately 1,750 community projects.