Recreation and Sports Matters

Municipalities are primarily responsible for the provision of recreation and sports programs and services. Is your candidate aware of their vital decision-making role?

 

Polls have revealed that 90% of New Brunswickers would be “very likely” or “likely” to VOTE for candidates who make recreation and parks a funding priority.

Recreation and sport provide critical foundations for New Brunswick’s quality of life and wellbeing.

The province’s municipal elections are to be held May 10, 2021.

Of New Brunswickers ...

90%

...would be “very likely” or “likely” to VOTE for a local politician who makes 
recreation and parks a funding priority.

98%

98% of New Brunswickers surveyed “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statement that “Recreation and parks are an important local government service.”

Source: Recreation NB

119,000+

New Brunswick provincial sport organizations register over 104,000 participants, 11,000 coaches, and 4,000 officials annually

Source: N.B. Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

17%

17% of New Brunswickers are participating members of an established, community-based sport organization (120,000 individuals).

Source: N.B. Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

15,000+

In New Brunswick, approximately 15,000 youth are exposed to new sport opportunities in New Brunswick each year.

Source: N.B. Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

90%

90% of New Brunswickers surveyed “agree” or “strongly agree” that “Local government funding for parks and recreation should be increased.”

Source: Recreation NB

38%

38% of Gr. 6–12 students reported participating in some form of school-based extracurricular physical activity.

NB School Wellness Survey Grades 6-12

$4620

$4620 is the amount spent on recreation by the average Canadian household.

Statistics Canada, Survey of Household Spending 

15,000+

Over 15,000 of New Brunswick’s students participate on over 1100 high school sport teams each year.

New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association

Community-based sport organizations cite cost and access as their top challenges related to the use of public-school facilities.

Sport NB

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