The Fanny Bay Community Association is pleased to announce that it is the successful recipient of a 2019 New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) grant. This grant will be used to develop the new Fanny Bay Canine Companionship Park, a project that will result in the creation of an off-leash dog park, as well as the Adopt a Dog Buddy Program – an initiative that will see dog owners make their dogs available for visits with seniors who cannot own a dog for one reason or another but truly love their companionship.
The NHSP provides financial support for projects that encourage seniors to engage in their community and increase their social participation and inclusion. This is the key to improving their well-being and quality of life, as well as enabling them to stay active and share their knowledge, skills and experience with other members of the community.
The next step in the project’s process is to assemble a Project Steering Committee of 10-12 people to work with the project coordinators. The role of the Steering Committee will be to:
- Learn about various aspects of the project
- Guide the planning process; provide input to the project coordinators working on the project that can be considered in developing the vision, policies and goals for Fanny Bay Canine Companionship Park that reflect the community’s needs and wants
- Spread the word about this project and encourage others to participate
- Support public engagement activities
If you are 55+ and feel this exciting project is something you would like to help with, please contact co-coordinator Tammy Mercer-Gervais by phone or text at Phone or Text or by email before March 15th. Shortly after, a meeting date will be selected and the project will get underway!
If you have any questions, contact Tammy using the contact information above. Thank you in advance for your consideration.