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Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 28, 2015 17:52 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to the Fraser Valley's Community Infrastructure

CHILLIWACK, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 28, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack - Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $425,550 for four projects in the Fraser Valley, 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 national Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program provides $150 million over two years to be delivered by regional development agencies across the country. It is part of the federal government's activities to honour Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. WD is responsible for the distribution of $46,200,000 over two years for Western Canada.
  • The four projects being announced today total $425,550 in funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and will help improve existing community infrastructure in Chilliwack, Hope and Harrison Hot Springs.

Quotes

"Our investment in community infrastructure is part of our Government's plan to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and it will help preserve valuable community and cultural spaces, such as parks, trails and cultural and community centres, that unite and connect us all across the West."

- Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack - Fraser Canyon

"For over 10 years children and families have greatly enjoyed the Chilliwack Landing Spray Park. Thanks to matching Federal funding, our community will continue to enjoy this free facility with an expanded spray park and improved picnic area."

- Sharon Gaetz, Mayor of the City of Chilliwack

Additional Links

WD: Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Hope Curling Club

City of Chilliwack

Fraser Valley Regional District

Stó:lo Nation

British Columbia Projects being launched today:

Proponent Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
The Hope Curling Club Paint the Hope Curling Club Exterior $5,100
City of Chilliwack Renovate the Chilliwack Landing Spray Park $225,000
Fraser Valley Regional District Upgrade Village of Harrison Hot Springs East Sector Lands park $24,250
Stó:lo Nation Upgrade Stó:lo Coqualeetza cultural site buildings in Chilliwack $171,200

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