Community and Schools Equipment Partnership Program

Organization Sponsor: Guysborough, Municipality - Recreation Department

Organization Partner: Chedabucto Education Centre

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Program Description

Chedabucto Education Centre and Fanning Education Centre are two P-8 schools in Guysbourough. Fitness Centers were build into these schools for both community and schools use. The fitness center has snowshoe and cross country equipment that is available to everyone free. You are able to sign out the equipment even overnight . The equipment can be use for school outings, recess, lunch or after school programs. The community is also able to use it on week-end. Even guests staying at local hotels are able to sign out and use the equipment.

Program Approximate Cost: 

$150 a pair

Funding Sources: 

Municipality, schools and community grants.

Strategies For Sustainability: 

This has been a great partnership between community and schools. Funding from many sources helps keep this program working and refreshed.

Impact Of Program: 

This program has given greater diversity to the school physical education curriculum, after school and community recreation. This sharing has increase student and community members access and opportunity tp more active and healthy lifestyle.

Evaluation Tools: 

Community feedback

Key Elements Towards Success: 

The sharing gives maximum access to families and students in this community. If kids decide to snowshoe home they an and return the equipment the next day.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

The original costs to buy equipment was expensive but many different grants covered this expense. The equipment still needs to be replaced and maintained. This again is covered under various grant programs.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This project began 2004.

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