The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia announced funding for the construction of a new running track at the Université Sainte-Anne campus.

The project will see the construction of a new rubberized surface running track that includes a regulation size soccer field, complete with artificial turf, at the center of the track. The new track and soccer field will provide student athletes and members of the community with more opportunities to train and stay active on higher quality and safer recreational infrastructure.

The Government of Canada is investing $1.2 million through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada program, while the Government of Nova Scotia and is providing $1 million. The Municipality of Clare and Université Sainte-Anne are both contributing $400,000.

“Today’s investment in a new running track and soccer field will give students at Université Sainte-Anne and community members another safe resource to exercise and spend quality time with one another,” said Darrell Samson, MP for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook.

“This important investment will become an integral part of the recreational facilities of not only the university, but also the Municipality of Clare and surrounding areas. added Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Nova Scotia Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

“Université Sainte-Anne is looking forward to collaborating with local, provincial and national organizations on a variety of activities, including the hosting of sports and cultural events,” said . “Allister Surette, president and vice-chancellor, Université Sainte-Anne. “A facility such as this will enhance student life as well as contribute to the long-term health and prosperity of our community.”

Featured image: Université Sainte-Anne

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