MEMBERTOU FIRST NATION, MI'KMAQ TERRITORY, NS, Jan. 31, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is proud to support economic development opportunities and growth in First Nation communities.
Today, the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, offered his congratulations to Chief Terry Paul, the Council, and Membertou First Nation on the grand opening of Lanes at Membertou bowling and entertainment centre.
Built on the First Nation, Lanes at Membertou offers 16 lanes of candlepin-style bowling, multi-sport simulators including golf and football and a food and beverage area. To date, Lanes at Membertou has created 68 full and part-time jobs in the community.
Indigenous Services Canada is pleased to support Lanes at Membertou through the Community Opportunity Readiness Program.
"Our government is proud to work in partnership with First Nations to support new economic development opportunities. I would like to congratulate Membertou First Nation on the grand opening of Lanes at Membertou. Not only will this centre provide a great new space for community members to visit, it will create new full and part-time jobs for the local economy."
The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indigenous Services
"Lanes at Membertou truly is a social experience for our community and visitors to Membertou alike. Our grand opening celebration is the culmination of a lot of hard work, planning, and a great vision for the future of recreation in our community. With the resurgence of bowling in our area, we look forward to many strings being played in our facility for many years to come."
Chief Terry Paul
Membertou First Nation
- Membertou First Nation is an urban First Nation community located in the heart of the city of Sydney, Nova Scotia. It has a total registered population of 1550 people, with approximately 930 people living on reserve.
- Lanes at Membertou will be the Sydney area's first bowling alley since 2010, when the Heather Lanes closed.
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SOURCE Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)
For further information: media may contact: Rachel Rappaport, Press Secretary, Office of the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Indigenous Services, 819-934-2796; Media Relations, Indigenous Services Canada, 819-953-1160, SAC.media.ISC@canada.ca