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Opening of brand new Beach Volleyball Park in HRM

Friday, July 19, 2013 (Halifax, NS) – Today, Volleyball Nova Scotia officially opens its brand new Beach Volleyball Park. The park is made up of 12 beach volleyball courts and is a joint project of Volleyball Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Municipality and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness. Representatives from each of these organizations will be in attendance today to officially serve a ball over the net, and declare the beach volleyball park open.

“Playing sports is a fun way for Nova Scotians to add more physical activity into their lives, which we’re encouraging through Thrive!, our plan for a healthier Nova Scotia,” says Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson. “The province is pleased to help create this new volleyball facility because it gives people another venue for physical activity and will help local athletes develop their skills for all levels of competition."

“We’re very pleased to be able to support Volleyball Nova Scotia’s new Beach Volleyball Park,” says Mayor Savage. “Halifax Regional Municipality is a proud contributor to this facility that encourages youth and adult recreation. Not only does it offer a place for young people and adults to play beach volleyball, it is also is a place where young athletes can develop their skills.”

Beach volleyball is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Halifax was the proud host of the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch Junior World Championships in 2011 and 2012, bringing athletes from all over the world and raising awareness of the sport in the community.

“Over the years, we’ve seen growing interest in beach volleyball,” says Dave Swetnam, President of Volleyball Nova Scotia. “Thanks to the contributions of the Nova Scotia Government, the Halifax Regional Municipality and local business partners, this new facility will ultimately help promote the development of Beach Volleyball in Nova Scotia.”

Halifax Regional Municipality and the Province have both contributed $100,000 in funding to the project. Volleyball Nova Scotia has contributed over $100,000, benefitting from partnerships with local businesses: Ceres Container Corp, Genivar Engineering, Container and Trailer Services, Atlantic Windows and Doors, A.W. Leil and Ocean Contracting.

The Beach Volleyball Park is located at 261 Commodore Drive, Burnside Industrial Park, Dartmouth. For more information on the camps and events offered at the park, visit:


Media contact:
Michelle Aucoin
Executive Director Volleyball Nova Scotia
425-5450 Ext: 322

Janet Bryson
HRM Communications



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