The North Shore Recreation Centre received $47,108 in federal cash with the Northumberland Arts Council receiving $20,000.
The Municipality of the County of Colchester is supporting both projects with a combined investment of $40,000.
Work at the recreation centre involves adding a baseball diamond to its existing multi-purpose sports field. The project will include field seeding, fencing installation and the construction of a baseball dugout.
The centre currently offers users an indoor rink/arena, a soccer pitch and a running track.
“This investment helps us meet the recreational needs of the people who rely on and support this facility day after day,” said recreation centre president John K. MacDonald in a news release. “This work will create a more vibrant North Shore Recreation Centre – a space we can all be proud of.”
The Northumberland Arts Council will make upgrades to the Fraser Cultural Centre including improvements to the centre’s basement, exterior painting, window replacement and electrical and heating upgrades.
The council promotes arts, crafts and cultural activities in the North Shore area, showcasing the area’s heritage.
“Families and communities across the province will benefit from these projects, which will also boost economic activity, as well as leave a lasting legacy of modernized community facilities for future generations,” said Cumberland Colchester Musquodoboit Valley MP Scott Armstrong.
Added Colchester County mayor Bob Taylor: “The North Shore Recreation Centre and the Fraser Cultural Centre are important fixtures at the heart of our community’s recreational and cultural amenities. I am pleased to see the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers and local leaders pay off and see this important work taking place.”