In March of 2008, three residents from the Town of Bruce Mines and Plummer Additional Township recognized a need in the community and did something about it. In the year and a half that would follow both communities would unite and together create one shared vision for all.
The work undertaken to develop this vision was made possible through the Community in Action Fund (CIAF) grant provided by the Ministry of Health Promotion. The CIAF grant aspires to motivate increased levels of physical activity and sport participation rates in Ontario by assisting local, provincial and not-for-profit organizations to create and enhance opportunities for physical activity and community sport and recreation.
Our goal is to develop a three year recreational plan that is representative of the needs of all people in both communities, that addresses healthy living from a holistic approach and includes benefits in the areas of: participation in physical activity, healthy eating, support and education that will enable people to make healthy life style choices, encourage the improvement and development of physical infrastructure and strengthen the community fabric.
The Community in Action Initiative will provide all members of the community opportunities to involve themselves in healthy, creative and enjoyable activities through the development of a comprehensive activity plan. This plan will provide incentives and opportunities for physical, social and cultural activities for the health and well-being of all people.