Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program
Government of Canada

Government of Canada

December 20, 2016 11:00 ET

Government of Canada Invests $4.39 Million in Improvements to Saskatchewan's Community Infrastructure

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding helps communities improve their local amenities.

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Dec. 20, 2016) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Sixty-two recreational and cultural facilities in Regina and across Saskatchewan will be upgraded with a Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) investment of $4,390,906. These improvements will help the facilities be sustainable over the long-term, which will provide many Saskatchewan residents with updated amenities to enjoy well into the future.

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Member of Parliament for Regina-Wascana, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, made the announcement today during a visit to the City of Regina Fieldhouse. Please see the backgrounder for the full list of projects.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the Government of Canada's celebration of our country's 150th anniversary of Confederation. Budget 2016 provided an additional $150 million over two years to Canada's Regional Development Agencies to invest in local improvements to communities across the country, starting in 2016-17, with Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) being responsible for administering the program in Western Canada.

Through investments in community infrastructure, the Government of Canada will support projects that seek to renovate, expand, and improve existing community infrastructure with a focus on recreational facilities, projects that advance a clean growth economy, and projects with a positive impact on Indigenous communities.

Quotes

"The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program helps to develop our communities, celebrate our heritage, and improve the quality of life of all Canadians. The investments in these Saskatchewan projects will ensure we maintain modern, reliable infrastructure that leaves a lasting legacy and builds a healthy and sustainable lifestyle for all."

  • The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

"Regina is a community that enjoys an extremely high quality of life. I thank the federal government for recognizing how necessary cultural and recreational facilities of the highest quality are in creating a city that people want to live and thrive in."

  • Michael Fougere, Mayor of Regina

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Backgrounder

Government of Canada Invests in Saskatchewan's Community Infrastructure

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the Government of Canada's celebration of our country's 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Budget 2016 provided an additional $150 million over two years to Canada's Regional Development Agencies to invest in local improvements to communities across the country, starting in 2016-17. $46.2 million was allocated for projects across Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba). Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is responsible for administering the program in the West.

CIP 150 supports projects seeking to renovate, expand, and improve existing community infrastructure. Priority was given to projects that upgrade recreational facilities, advance a clean growth economy, and have a positive impact on Indigenous communities and peoples.

A Government of Canada CIP 150 investment of $4,390,906 was announced today for work on 62 recreational and cultural projects in Regina and across Saskatchewan.

Project Proponent Project Description Federal Canada 150 Funding
Association communautaire fransaskoise de Gravelbourg Inc. Renovate Francophone cultural centre $93,436
City of Prince Albert Install Lighting in Prime Ministers' Park Ball Diamond $46,500
City of Regina Rehabilitate four spray parks $250,000
City of Regina Upgrade lighting in four indoor rinks $186,500
City of Regina Upgrade lighting in Lawson Aquatic Centre and Fieldhouse $200,000
Hillmond Central Sports Centre Replace lighting in Hillmond Central Sports Centre in Lloydminster $20,100
Horizon School Division #205 Upgrade the gymnasium at the Punnichy Community School $60,100
Ituna and District Regional Park Upgrade the power and lighting at the Ituna and District Regional Park $18,000
Keeseekoose First Nation Upgrade the Annishnabwe Cultural and Family Wellness Center $25,000
La Loche Sport, Recreation and Culture Board Install splash park $91,196
MacKenzie Art Gallery Renovate welcome area $247,547
Mistawasis First Nation Enhance the outdoor rink $41,000
Northern Village of Air Ronge Upgrade the outdoor rinks $25,000
Northern Village of Green Lake Install solar panels at the recreation facility $55,487
Northern Village of Ile a la Crosse Upgrade the arena $125,000
Pierceland Recreation Association Upgrade the arena $20,000
Poundmaker Cree Nation Renovate the historical centre $150,000
Rural Municipality of Benson Install a basketball court at the playground $18,250
Rural Municipality of Buckland No. 491 Upgrade the Northern Regional Recreation Centre $113,600
Saulteaux First Nation Upgrade the rodeo grounds $12,500
Sweetgrass Band Upgrade the Sweetgrass Indian Band community center in Gallivan $100,000
The Key First Nation Upgrade the community hall $50,000
Town of Bruno Upgrade and expand the community playground $24,998
Town of Davidson Upgrade the lighting at the Davidson Communiplex $28,550
Town of Duck Lake Upgrade the rink $50,000
Town of Fleming Upgrade the ball diamond, playground, and outdoor rink $10,000
Town of Hudson Bay Upgrade the recreation park $135,450
Town of Kelvington Upgrade the arena $65,000
Town of Leader Upgrade the arena $107,450
Town of Luseland Upgrade the Memorial Arena $35,000
Town of Naicam Upgrade the Viking SportsPlex $42,250
Town of Pilot Butte Upgrade the arena $61,308
Town of Ponteix Upgrade the skating rink $44,100
Town of Raymore Install a playground $40,100
Town of Rosthern Upgrade the Rosthern Jubilee Sports Centre $178,679
Town of St. Walburg Replace the roof of the communiplex $291,500
Town of Star City Restore the Centennial Recreation Centre $25,000
Town of Tisdale Upgrade the RECplex Building & Aquatic Centre $218,000
Town of Unity Upgrade the multiplex $90,000
Town of Wadena Upgrade the ice plant at the curling rink $50,000
Town of Waldheim Expand the park $53,100
Ukrainian National Federation Upgrade Ukrainian National Federation Hall $7,350
Village of Borden Replace the playground $15,000
Village of Debden Upgrade the community centre $40,000
Village of Dysart Upgrade the rink $15,000
Village of Fillmore Upgrade the Memorial Hall $15,000
Village of Kenaston Upgrade the swimming pool $6,505
Village of Kenosee Lake Install playground equipment $49,261
Village of Loon Lake Upgrade the community hall $165,381
Village of Maryfield Upgrade the arena $81,750
Village of North Portal Install playground equipment in Maxwell Park $26,500
Village of Osage Upgrade the curling rink $3,650
Village of Pierceland Upgrade the playground equipment at Neil Currie Park $7,100
Village of Prud'homme Upgrade the community complex $8,600
Village of Riverhurst Install streetlights $8,200
Village of Stockholm Repair roof of rink $50,000
Wascana Centre Authority Rejuvenate the waterfowl display pond in Wascana Park $53,600
Wascana Racing Canoe Club Install solar panels at the Wascana Racing Canoe Club $18,616
Watrous Curling Club Inc. Upgrade lighting and electrical switches at the curling rink $9,900
Whitecap Dakota First Nation Install skateboard equipment at the outdoor rink $29,692
Yellow Quill Holdings Inc. Upgrade band hall in Yellow Quill First Nation $150,100
YMCA Regina Install energy recapture boiler system $130,000

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Contact Information

  • Rhonda Laing
    Director, Policy, Planning and External Relations
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    306-975-5944
    rhonda.laing@canada.ca

    Patrick Book
    Senior Advisor, Office of the Mayor
    City of Regina
    306-777-7309
    Cell: 306-541-7560
    pbook@regina.ca