New Horizons cash to assist senior volunteers

Revelstoke seniors will enjoy a piece of this pie: $10,200 to promote volunteerism through the Railway Museum.

The funding, announced by MP David Wilks, is a slice of the New Horizons for Seniors Program which is granting $271,370 to 14 organizations in the Kootenay Columbia riding.

“Seniors involved with the museum will promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations through senior volunteer recruitment, training and management to engage visitors with real time interpreters and storytellers,” Wilks said in a statement.

“Our government recognizes the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience that seniors contribute to our society and the economy. Through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communities.”

Since its beginning, the New Horizons for Seniors Program has funded more than 10,400 projects in hundreds of communities across Canada. This year, the federal government will provide more than $35.6 million in funding for almost 2,000 community projects.

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