Thanks to the acceptance of a JCP application submitted to the provincial government by Tanya Rogers, the Town of Harbour Breton’s Economic Development Officer, the community will have a Recreation Program Development Coordinator for a 35-week period that began on July 2.
Eddie Banfield, the new coordinator, said that his role will be to liaison with all the different organizations in the community to develop possible programs/activities for all age groups.
As of Wednesday, July 3 Banfield had already contacted a number of groups in the community to get ideas on possible activities for different age groups.
He said, “I’ve spoken with local CYN officials and with the 50 Plus Club to see what types of programs we can develop for our youth and for all our seniors.
“Over the next few months I’ll be contacting all groups to determine what types of programs might be appropriate for possible development.
“Overall, my objective is to get all age groups a lillte more active and involved in various physical activities that will promote health and the benefits of physical activity. I’ll be working in conjunction with the recreation commission and the arena board in developing possible ideas.”