Northeast B.C. groups split $41K in healthy living grants

Eleven community groups and local governments in Northeast B.C. are receiving a combined $41,050 in grants to deliver programs that support healthy living in the region.

Northern Health announced Thursday the recipients of its IMAGINE Community Grants.

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They are:

Fort St. John

  • Dr. Kearney Middle School — Dr. Kearney Outdoor Fitness Equipment, $5,000
  • Ecole Central Elementary School — Healthy Start for Students, $2,000
  • North Peace Cultural Art Society — Let’s Art!, $2,000
  • Summersend Balance — Summersend Peace, $3,500

Hudson’s Hope

  • District of Hudson’s Hope — Beryl Prairie Playground, $5,000

Doig River

  • Doig River First Nation — Dane Zaa in the Kitchen, $5,000

Fort Nelson

  • Fort Nelson Family Development Society — iSupport, $3,000
  • Fort Nelson Public Library — FNPL Seed Lending and Sustainability Project, $2,550
  • Northern Rockies Regional Municipality — Lifetime Physical Activity Program, $3,000
  • RL Angus Elementary School — Active Learning Centres, $5,000

Chetwynd

  • District of Chetwynd — Chetwynd Healthway, $5,000

Another $5,000 was granted to the Kitimat-based CoreySafe Society for a regional ride and drive safe project in Burns Lake, Chetwynd, Fort St. John, Houston, Kitimat, Prince George, and Tumbler Ridge.

This is the 10th year of the grant program, which has provided more than $2.3 million to more than 800 projects since it began, Northern Health said in a news release.

“Ensuring a healthy community is a goal that requires efforts from all stakeholders, working collaboratively on opportunities for improvement,” Colleen Nyce, board chair, said in a statement.

“The success of the IMAGINE grant program recognizes the hard work of communities across the region to promote health, and prevent disease and injury.”

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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