Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC), will hold an
opening ceremony Saturday, October 8, 1999, at Crosbie/Portia Place, in
St. John's to mark the completion of a new
NLHC opens new playground
playground. The announcement was made today by Lloyd Matthews,
MHA for St. John's North, and minister responsible for NLHC.
"This playground will provide a healthy and safe environment
enjoyment of the many families who wish to take advantage of these
Mr. Matthews said. "Although this structure received funding from the
and provincial governments, it was the determination and hard work of
people of the Crosbie/Portia Tenant Association that made this project
a success, " Mr. Matthews added.
Located on a 15 x 25 metre lot, the CSA approved playground
more than 80 families in the area. Keith Breen, President of the
local Tenant Association commented: "We are thrilled to have our own
it will be a tremendous benefit to the many families in the area who
The multi-component play structure was constructed at a cost
$35,000. Funding was provided on a 75/25 per cent cost-shared
by NLHC and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
for children ages 5 through 10, the playground will be open daily from
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and adult supervision is required. The
is part of the corporation's commitment to the continued
of active and vital neighbourhoods..
For further information, contact:
Jenny Bowring, Corporate Communications
Telephone: (709) 724-3055