CARBONEAR, NL — A federal funding program will allow a local fraternal service organization to look after some much needed renovations.
Knights of Columbus Monsignor McCarthy Council 5902 in Carbonear is getting $25,000 from the New Horizons for Seniors Program to install heat pumps in its building on Adelaide Street. Avalon MP Ken McDonald announced the funding in a news release issued Tuesday.
“The Government of Canada is dedicated to expanding opportunities for Canadian seniors to get involved in community activities that meet their needs, reflect their interests and tap their collective resources and experiences,” he said in the release. “We support New Horizons for Seniors Program community-based projects so that seniors across Canada can lead and participate in local activities beneficial to many.”
Funding wise, the past year has been a good one for the local Knights of Columbus group. In 2017, funds from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program were used to replace the roof of the same building. The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency delivered $14,600 for that project.