Accessible sports infrastructure that will benefit all Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton residents
Today, Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso Her Worship Amanda McDougall, Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, announced funding for Phase I of the redevelopment of Hawks Dream Field, in Dominion, into a fully accessible recreation space.
Once completed, the improved baseball field will include accessible dugouts, an infield where wheelchairs can round the bases, charging docks for motorized mobility aids and bleachers that will accommodate all fans. The project will offer an enhanced accessible sports infrastructure in Cape Breton. The new Hawks Dream Field will be an inclusive and positive space for all residents to enjoy the benefits of physical activity, and connection with community in a barrier free facility.
“The Hawk’s Dream Field project is a testament to the community leadership we have in here Cape Breton-Canso. I’m so happy to see investments like this in rural communities like ours, that are critical to Canada’s well-being and economic success – now, and in the future. The Hawk’s Dream Field will promote accessible recreation in Cape Breton-Canso and help to build a stronger, more inclusive community for our residents. Our government knows that projects like these are critical to making small, rural communities thrive and we will continue to support projects like these across the Atlantic region and Canada.” Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso
The Government of Canada is investing $400,000 in this project through the Rural and Northern Infrastructure Stream (RNIS) of the Investing in Canada program. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing more than $333,000 to this project, with the Regional Municipality of Cape Breton allocating over $266,000.