Pictured (left to right): Charles Schaubroeck, Assistant Store Manager; Darren Price, Store Manager; and Bob Leonard, Mayor of Arviat.
Community members of Arviat, NU have a place to stay healthy thanks to a grant for over $15,000 from the Greener Tomorrow Program.
The grant, which was presented on April 30, will help fund Arviat’s Eco Park. The series of walking trails located in the town centre was created to help provide an outdoor, healthy living area for community members to visit and stay active. Construction of this development began in 2017, however the collective project is currently on its 12th year of a 25-year plan which includes a Sports Park, the Eco Park and a stage for hosting community events and concerts. The Greener Tomorrow funds will be used to continue to help develop and maintain the Eco Park.
“We are proud to be a supporter of this initiative,” said Darren Price, Store Manager of the Arviat Northern Store. “Encouraging our youth to be physically active will improve the community’s overall health. This falls directly in line with our healthy living initiatives.”
The Greener Tomorrow Program is an initiative designed to reduce the plastic waste in communities while supporting local initiatives. Customers are charged per plastic bag, then all funds accumulated throughout the year are reinvested back into the community.
This Greener Tomorrow grant not only helps preserve Arviat’s land, but also provides the community members with a safe place to stay healthy, which directly relates to North West’s Healthy Horizons Program, through which we help youth stay active.