Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

February 04, 2017 13:00 ET

Government of Canada Invests in Improvements to Manitoba's Community Infrastructure

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding helps communities improve their local amenities, thus improving collective well-being in the society

LAC DU BONNET, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Feb. 4, 2017) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Twelve recreational and cultural facilities in rural Manitoba will undergo improvements thanks to an investment of $992,888, under the Government of Canada's Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced the funding at the Lac du Bonnet & District Sports Arena. See Backgrounder for a full list of the projects announced.

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 deliver further community funding 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 invest in 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

"By investing in community infrastructure in this area such as the curling club, community hall, splash pad, and the Trans Canada Trail through CIP 150, the Government of Canada is actively showcasing what Canadian regions have to offer. Projects like these unite us all in the celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation."

- Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada

"The Town of Lac du Bonnet is very pleased to hear that we have been approved for funding in the amount of $135, 401.00 for our Arena. The Canada 150 funding will help with roof repairs, acquiring a REALice device, and insulating the floor - this will enable year round usage of the facility. Good maintenance is important for the continued usefulness of one of our key recreation facilities."

- Mayor Gordon Peters, Town of Lac du Bonnet

Backgrounder

Government of Canada Invests in Community Infrastructure in Rural Manitoba

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. A total of $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 $992,888 was announced today for work on 12 recreational and cultural projects in Selkirk - Interlake - Eastman and Provencher.

Organization Project Description Location Federal
Funding
Dominion City Curling Club Renovate the curling club Dominion City, MB $ 4,100
Little Saskatchewan First Nation Replace the lighting at the area Gypsumville, MB $ 11,189
Lord Selkirk School Division Resurface the running track at the Lord Selkirk Secondary School Selkirk, MB $ 50,000
Oakbank & District Community Club Upgrade the roof at the Oakbank & District Community Club Oakbank, MB $115,000
Parc Carillon Committee Incorporated Build a splash pad St-Pierre-Jolys, MB $108,872
Roseau River Park Inc. Renovate the community hall Roseau River, MB $ 4,100
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 182, Gimli Renovate the Legion hall Gimli, MB $ 7,457
Rural Municipality of Coldwell Rehabilitate the arena Lundar, MB $500,000
Rural Municipality of Hanover Upgrade the pool facility at the Grunthal Centennial Park Grunthal, MB $ 10.460
South Whiteshell Trail Association Inc. Expand the Trans Canada Trail Falcon Lake, MB $ 25,500
Ste. Genevieve Community Centre Incorporated Expand the outdoor field at the Ste. Genevieve Community Centre Ste. Genevieve, MB $ 20,810
Town of Lac du Bonnet Upgrade the Lac du Bonnet & District Sports Arena Lac du Bonnet, MB $135,400
$992,888

Additional Links

Backgrounder: The 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017

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Government of Canada Announces Support for Community Infrastructure in Manitoba

Backgrounder: The 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017

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Contact Information

  • Carmen Kardoes
    Director, Policy Planning and External Relations
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    204-984-8472
    carmen.kardoes@canada.ca