The Government of Canada supports a project for seniors in Wapella

WAPELLA, SASKATCHEWAN, April 9, 2009—Mr. Ed Komarnicki, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and to the Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Souris–Moose Mountain, today announced federal support to improve the facilities and equipment of the Wapella Happy Go Lucky Club under the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Mr. Komarnicki made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister of State (Seniors).

“The Government of Canada is proud to support seniors in building and strengthening communities across our country,” said Mr. Komarnicki. “This project will enable the continuation of programs and activities in Wapella that allow seniors to stay involved in their communities.”

Mr. Komarnicki highlighted $23,333 in funding that the Wapella Happy Go Lucky Club will receive under the Capital Assistance component of the New Horizons for Seniors Program, which helps organizations that support seniors to replace outdated equipment or undertake needed renovations.

Eligible activities for Capital Assistance include repairs or renovations to existing seniors’ community facilities, or the purchase or replacement of equipment and furnishings required for community programs and activities for seniors.

On March 18, 2009, Minister LeBreton announced more than $11 million in funding to over 900 projects across Canada through the Capital Assistance component of the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

With the other components of the New Horizons for Seniors Program—Community Participation and Leadership and Elder Abuse Awareness—the overall budget of the Program is $35 million per year.

Since its beginning, the New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded over 5,000 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. For more information about the Program, please visit www.hrsdc.gc.ca/seniors.

Guests at the luncheon. Guests at the luncheon. Guests at the luncheon.
Guests at the luncheon. Guests at the luncheon. HGLC President, George Flaman and Town Mayor, Gilbert Lloyd.
RM of Martin representative Councillor Gerry Flaman. HGLC Member, Marilyn Klinger. HGLC President, George Flaman.
The Honourable, Ed Komarnicki. Representatives from the Town of Wapella, the HGLC, the RM of Martin and The Honourable, Ed Komarnicki receiving the cheque. Councillor Farrell Dodd, HGLC Member Marilyn Klinger, Mayor Gilbert Lloyd, Ed Komarnicki, RM Councillor Gerry Flaman, Councillor Tammy Statz, HGLC President George Flaman.

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