Western Economic Diversification Canada

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Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 28, 2015 11:51 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Community Infrastructure in Central Saskatchewan

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - July 28, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Consular and Member of Parliament for Blackstrap, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of over $331,000 for 11 projects under the Government of Canada's Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

With this investment from the Government of Canada, communities across the region will benefit from improvements to a variety of community gathering places and recreational facilities.

In Budget 2015, the Government of Canada announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. The Government committed $150 million for the Program, in order to provide significant support for community and cultural infrastructure across the country, as we celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation.

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

  • Funding announced today will rehabilitate or improve cultural and community infrastructure in Central Saskatchewan, helping communities to realize long-term growth and vibrancy for years to come.
  • 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 infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for Canadians. Our investment in these community centres and facilities will contribute to the long-term health and vibrancy of our towns and cities for years to come."

  • The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Member of Parliament for Blackstrap and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Consular

Saskatchewan projects announced today:

Proponent Description Canada 150 Funding
Resort Village of Thode Renovate the sport park $37,300
Village of Loreburn Upgrade the playground $8,000
Dancing Sky Theatre Inc. Repair the theatre foundation in the Village of Meacham $30,000
Village of Viscount Rehabilitate park $35,600
Resort Village of Shields Renovate the community centre $16,100
Village of Hawarden Repair roof of Centennial Hall $7,500
Town of Hanley Renovate the community centre $15,100
Board of Education of the Saskatoon School Division No. 13 Trust Fund Replace playground equipment at Ecole Alvin Buckwold School in the City of Saskatoon $66,095
Resort Village of Manitou Beach Rehabilitate beach area $66,322
Village of Elbow Enhance the community park $25,000
Village of Kenaston Upgrade the pool $24,772

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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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