Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Economic Action Plan

April 24, 2010 14:00 ET

Canada's Economic Action Plan Supports Tynehead Regional Park

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2010) - Metro Vancouver is moving forward with upgrades to Tynehead Regional Park thanks to the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program, a major job-creating investment from Canada's Economic Action Plan.

"Investing in Tynehead Park will create jobs right here in Surrey, while providing the Metro Vancouver region with an improved recreational area to enjoy for many years to come," said Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament for Fleetwood-Port Kells, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.

Tynehead Regional Park, managed by Metro Vancouver, protects 260 hectares of natural forest and abundant wildlife situated in North Surrey. Upgrades to the park will include a multi-use perimeter trail, expanded parking, landscaping, picnic facilities, interpretive displays and art installations along the trail.

Funding of $1 million is provided through the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program as part of Canada's Economic Action Plan.

"Metro Vancouver is most grateful and thanks the Government of Canada for this significant investment," said Director Gayle Martin, Chair of Metro Vancouver's Parks Committee. "A revitalized Tynehead Regional Park will offer splendid outdoor recreational opportunities, in the middle of one of the region's fastest growing communities."

The Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program will invest $500 million in recreational facilities across Canada over a two-year period. In total, Western Economic Diversification Canada has approved 718 RInC projects that will use all of the funding available in the West. These projects are helping provide a temporary economic stimulus that will help reduce the impacts of the global recession while renewing, upgrading and expanding recreational infrastructure in Canadian communities.

Visit the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program in the West, or Canada's Economic Action Plan for more information.

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The Government of Canada is investing $1 million to help Metro Vancouver complete improvements to Tynehead Park. MP Nina Grewal, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced funding for the project under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program.

If there is a discrepancy between any printed version and the electronic version of this news release, the electronic version will prevail.

WD Toll-Free Number: 1 888 338-WEST (9378)

Teletypewriter (TTY): 1 877 303-3388

Website: www.wd-deo.gc.ca.

This news release is available online at: www.actionplan.gc.ca.









Contact Information

  • Western Economic Diversification Canada
    Jaime Burke
    Manager, Communications
    604-666-1318
    or
    Metro Vancouver
    Frieda Schade
    Parks, Central Area Manager
    604-520-6442