Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada

April 17, 2014 16:00 ET

Harper Government Announces Support for Community Infrastructure in Langford and Colwood

LANGFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 17, 2014) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip, and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $255,000 in support for infrastructure projects in both Langford and Colwood, British Columbia, under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

An investment of $232,500 has doubled the seating capacity of the Westhills Stadium in Langford, adding new grandstand seating and ground leveling that will enhance the experience for spectators and athletes.

In the City of Colwood, an investment of $22,500 has allowed for upgrades to two foot bridges in Colwood Creek Park, including the replacement of a compromised structure, the replacement of a sagging conduit, painting and other minor structural repairs.

Quick Facts

  • Westhills Stadium in the City of Langford is a premier facility for Rugby Canada and home to the Westshore Rebels Football Club.

  • Colwood Creek Park is an open grassed area used by the Community for picnics and park activities, there is also a playground for children and a paved walking trail.

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased today to announce its support for these excellent projects in Langford and Colwood. Families and communities will benefit from these projects, which have boosted economic activity, leaving a lasting legacy of modernized community facilities for future generations."

- John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip

"On behalf of Langford Council and our residents, I would like to thank the Government of Canada for the funding of $232,500 for City Centre Park through a grant from Western Economic Diversification Canada. We appreciate the Federal Government's commitment to supporting projects that have a long-term positive effect on our community. The money will enable us to add an additional 1,200 seats at Westhills Stadium, and increase attendance to 3,500 for events such as the Americas Rugby Championship, which Langford hosted in 2012 and 2013 to sellout crowds."

- Stew Young, Mayor of the City of Langford

"We are very grateful to the Government of Canada for their support to refurbish the two pedestrian bridges in Colwood Creek Park. Thanks to this support these bridges will be safer and more welcoming to the many visitors who use this beautiful and popular community park. "

- Judith Cullington, Acting Mayor, City of Colwood

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