New Horizons grant for Fair

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo received $10,000 to build an accessible pathway

Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo announced funding recently through the New Horizons for Seniors Program for the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association.

“Through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communities,” said McLeod.

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo received $10,000 to build an accessible pathway to enable seniors to participate in the fair and rodeo.

“We really appreciate receiving this funding to help in creating an outdoor pathway that will assist seniors, those with mobility problems, and people who use wheelchairs or walkers, in being able to safely negotiate throughout our fairground facility. Now folks with mobility challenges will be able to enjoy all corners of our annual Fall Fair and Rodeo,” said Jill Hayward, president of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association.

Since its beginning, the New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded more than 12,200 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. This year, the Government of Canada will provide more than $33 million in funding for approximately 1,750 community projects.

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association (NTFFRA) will be hold its 64th annual event this Labour Day weekend, Aug. 31, through Sept. 2.  You can find more information about the NTFFRA and the upcoming fair by going to www.fallfair-rodeo.com.