Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
City of Port Coquitlam

City of Port Coquitlam
Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

July 29, 2015 17:30 ET

Government of Canada Announces Funding Support for the Port Coquitlam Community Recreation Complex

Project supported by the Building Canada Fund

PORT COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) -

The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, Minister Responsible for British Columbia and Member of Parliament for Port Moody - Westwood - Port Coquitlam, was joined today by Greg Moore, the Mayor of Port Coquitlam, to announce that the Port Coquitlam Community Recreation Complex Project has been selected for priority funding consideration under the Building Canada Fund - Major Infrastructure Component.

The new facility, which would be built in Port Coquitlam's downtown core near the West Coast Express Station, would include: three ice surfaces, an aquatic facility, a fitness studio, a youth and seniors space, a games room, a kitchen, a boardroom, four multi-purpose rooms, a Terry Fox display area and a library.

The Complex will replace and expand existing municipal facilities including the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex, the Wilson Seniors Centre and the Terry Fox Library, which are older buildings that need to be replaced.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $12.5 million towards the project under the Building Canada Fund - Major Infrastructure Component (BCF-MIC).
  • The City of Port Coquitlam will be responsible for funding the balance of the project, representing $82,500,000 million.
  • Projected: $96,832,500.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in the construction of the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex - a facility that will play an important role in bringing together the residents of Port Coquitlam and the Tri-Cities, and encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle. The facility will be a centre piece in the city's downtown core - serving as an attractive destination that will help to build and sustain a strong and prosperous community for years to come."

James Moore, Minister of Industry, Minister Responsible for British Columbia and Member of Parliament for Port Moody - Westwood - Port Coquitlam

"This federal funding is very welcome news and a significant contribution to help fund our new community recreation complex. We're excited to move forward with this important project which will bring much needed recreational facilities to our growing community while also helping to further enrich our downtown."

Greg Moore, Mayor, City of Port Coquitlam

Associated Links

To learn more about the Building Canada Fund-Major Infrastructure Component (MIC) visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/bcf-fcc-eng.html.

To read about Port Coquitlam visit: www.portcoquitlam.ca/recplan.

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at http://www.budget.gc.ca/2015/home-accueil-eng.html.

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Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Pardeep Purewal
    Manager of Communications
    City of Port Coquitlam
    604-927-5335
    purewalp@portcoquitlam.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca