Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 28, 2015 13:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Central Alberta's Community Infrastructure

RED DEER, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 28, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, Earl Dreeshen, Member of Parliament for Red Deer, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced support of $339,831 for four projects 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 projects announced today recognize different facets of western Canadian history.
  • 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.

Quotes

"As Canada prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary of Confederation, our Government is helping to renovate, expand and rehabilitate existing community infrastructure. Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, we are building stronger communities while creating jobs and economic growth."

- Earl Dreeshen, Member of Parliament for Red Deer

"By expanding the collection space we will be able to accommodate group tours through the collection and will be able to emphasize the importance of preserving, not only sports history but, history in all aspects for future generations to enjoy."

- Donna Hateley, Managing Director, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

"Innisfail Branch 104 of the Royal Canadian Legion is extremely grateful for the financial assistance provided by the Government of Canada. This allows us to further continue with our project of totally renovating our community hall."

- Arno Glover, Branch Manager, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 104 (Innisfail)

"The Delburne Community Hall Society would like to thank the Government of Canada for choosing us as a recipient. The Hall is used by members of our community to mark many occasions and the update will be greatly appreciated."

- Ariane Zimmer, Treasurer, Delburne Community Hall Society

"Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program we will be able to upgrade the HVAC system in our second largest building on site, the Stockmens Pavilion. This will strengthen our impact to the Central Alberta community and continue our commitment to being your premier destination for celebration."

- Damian Zapisocky, Vice President, The Westerner Exposition Association

Alberta Projects being launched today:

Funding Recipient Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Society Expansion of exhibition space $77,231
Delburne Community Hall Society Replacement of carpets with high-grade commercial laminate flooring $10,100
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #104 Upgrades to the Royal Canadian Legion in Innisfail, including improved accessibility $7,500
The Westerner Exposition Association Replacement of the existing infrared heating system in the Stockmens Pavilion with energy efficient roof top units $245,000

Additional Links

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

- Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

- Village of Delburne

- The Royal Canadian Legion

- Westerner Park

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Contact Information

  • Donna Kinley
    Regional Communications Manager
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    780-495-6892
    donna.kinley@wd-deo.gc.ca

    Breanna Mielke
    Collections and Exhibit Coordinator
    Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
    403-341-8614
    Breanna@ashfm.ca

    Ariane Zimmer
    Treasurer
    Delburne Community Hall Society
    403-318-4790
    arianec77@yahoo.ca

    Arno Glover
    Branch Manager
    Royal Canadian Legion Branch 104
    403-227-3622
    Rcl104innisfail@shaw.ca

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