The #DelightfulDowntown Winter and Holiday light shows premiered on the former Halifax Memorial Library building at Grafton Park this Saturday, December 4!
Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
Last week, Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament for Halifax, announced an investment of $76,752 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC). The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.
This support allows the DHBC to deliver an outdoor light projection show at the former Halifax Memorial Library, as a part of its DELIGHTFUL DOWNTOWN lighting program. There will be a nightly display that will change with the seasons and highlight cultural themes. The experience will draw people to the downtown core, promoting social connection and activity at nearby restaurants, shops and businesses.
The CCRF was launched in June 2021. The Fund provides $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces. As public health restrictions ease, the Government of Canada remains committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This in turn will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.