“This funding brings together many partners in the City of St. Thomas to create a more desirable community for people to live, work and raise their families. We thank the developers for partnering with Elgin St. Thomas Public Health and the City of St. Thomas to build more new trails, walking bridges and other improvements to create a healthier community.” said Mayor Heather Jackson
“The funds will be used to create a more walkable community. This will include engaging families and community members to assess current walking conditions in the city and to identify and prioritize areas for improvement.” says Erica Arnett, Health Promoter. Community design that encourages and supports healthy living is now being recognized as a key factor in promoting physical activity, preventing obesity and addressing risk factors for chronic disease.
Please see the attached news release that was issued by the Government of Canada.
Additional details on the project will be available on the http://www.activeelgin.ca/ and
http://www.elginhealth.on.ca/ websites in the coming months.
Above info is courtesy Elgin-St. Thomas Public Health