Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 30, 2015 16:00 ET

Government of Canada Invests in Improvements to Central Saskatchewan's Community Infrastructure

INDIAN HEAD, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, Andrew Scheer, Member of Parliament for Regina-Qu'Appelle on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $535,388 for seven projects benefitting Central Saskatchewan under the Government of Canada's Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

In Economic Action Plan 2015, the Government of Canada announced further support for communities with the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Thanks to a commitment of $150 million, communities from coast to coast to coast will see support for improvements to local infrastructure, creating a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help fund renovations, expansions and rehabilitations to existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for the public. The Program represents one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity across Canada.

Quick Facts

  • The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity in communities across Canada.
  • The seven projects being announced today total $535,388 in funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and will help improve existing community infrastructure such as skating rinks, community halls, and a seniors' centre in Central Saskatchewan.

Quotes

"As Canada prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Government of Canada is helping to renovate, expand and rehabilitate existing infrastructure. Community facilities in rural areas are so important to our towns and villages. It is great news that the Government of Canada is assisting with much needed upgrades and renovations."

- Andrew Scheer, Member of Parliament for Regina-Qu'Appelle

Saskatchewan projects announced today:

Proponent Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Town of Indian Head Upgrade the skating rink $225,000
Village of Abernethy Renovate the community hall $15,000
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 Replace the roof at the Royal Canadian Legion in the Town of Fort Qu'Appelle $76,938
Southey Senior Citizens' Club Upgrade the senior citizens centre in the Town of Southey $15,000
Village of Edenwold Install playground equipment $20,000
Town of Balcarres Renovate the curling rink $90,100
Town of Cupar Revitalize the Centennial Pool $93,350

Additional Links

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

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Contact Information

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

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