By Richard Bell
In a swing along the Eastern Shore, Central Nova Member of Parliament Sean Fraser announced a series of grants for seniors and community organizations. Stopping at the Harbour Lites New Horizons Club in Musquodoboit Harbour, Fraser said that Harbour Lites will be getting $11,849 to replace appliances and get a new furnace. The Old School Community Gathering Place will receive $25,000 for some building upgrades and a stove, table, and chairs for a senior’s inclusion lab. Further east, the Lake Charlotte Heritage Society will get $23,000 for a project involving seniors in the creation of a permanent traditional lobster buoy exhibition at Memory Lane Heritage Village.
Further east, Fraser stopped in to the new Webbers Store in Lake Charlotte to announce a $6,200 contribution to this summer’s Trunk 7 Music Festival, which features 85% of its performers from the Eastern Shore. The funds come from the federal government’s Canada 150 celebrations program. Festival organizer David Roberts said that The Stanfields will be headlining on Saturday night, and that a special guest will be joining in on Friday night. After the announcement, Fraser grabbed a guitar and sat in for a jam session with some of the local musicians in the room. This year’s Trunk 7 Music Festival will take place July 21-23.
Fraser has provided New Horizons for Seniors funds for eleven Central Nova organizations this spring. The organizations received a total of $192,000.