Recreational program receives a boost
April 11, 2007
Everybody Gets to Play program receives a boost
Strathcona County gained a new partner today in its quest to ensure access to important recreational programs for all of its residents.
While a wide range of recreational and cultural programs is available in Strathcona County, some families and individuals are unable to participate because of financial constraints. The inability to take part can often result in a reduced quality of life. Air Products Canada Ltd. has committed to investing $45,000 over the next three years. The money will used to broaden the scope of the opportunities offered through the County's existing Recreation Access Program under the Everybody Gets to Play initiative.
"We want to make Strathcona County the best place to live, work and play for all of our citizens," says Mayor Cathy Olesen. "By coming forward as partners on the Everyone Gets to Play initiative, Air Products Canada has demonstrated a true commitment to our community. I applaud the company's vision and willingness to step up and get involved."
Everybody Gets to Play is designed to reduce barriers and to model a lifetime commitment to healthy lifestyle choices.
"Air Products is honoured to enter into this partnership with Strathcona County," says Alexander Masetti, Regional Vice President-North America, Refining and Process Industries, Air Products. "The Everyone Gets to Play program fits perfectly with our corporate philosophy of enhancing the quality of life in our host communities. We appreciate being able to work with the Mayor, Council and their administration to ensure recreational opportunities are offered to residents through this excellent program."
Strathcona County's Social Sustainability Framework, approved by County Council earlier this month, identified the need for increased services and support for children and youth. The Everyone Gets to Play initiative aims to ensure that by improving access to recreational and cultural opportunities, children will become healthier, more confident, develop positive relationships and enjoy improved quality of life.
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Contact: Mayor Cathy Olesen, 464-8000
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