There is excitement around yesterday’s 1 million dollar funding announcement from the Provincial government towards Antigonish for hosting the 2018 Canadian Special Olympic Games. The funding will be used to help improve accessibility at the Oland Centre, including the building of new bleachers and better ease-of-access. This investment in particular excites Mayor Laurie Boucher.
Since becoming Mayor last November, increasing accessibility within the Town of Antigonish has been a goal for Boucher. She says this is a positive investment for the town as they shine in a national spotlight:
Mayor Boucher says this is a great investment towards St.FX and to Special Olympics Nova Scotia. The money will be used to update the Oland Centre bleachers, as well as the outside stands.