Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 27, 2015 17:01 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Sunshine Coast and West Vancouver's Community Infrastructure

WEST VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 27, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $435,200 for four projects on the Sunshine Coast and one project in West Vancouver under the Government of Canada's Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

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

  • 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 five projects being announced today total $435,200 in funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program and will help improve existing community infrastructure in West Vancouver and on the Sunshine Coast.

Quotes

"Through our Government's investments, we are ensuring that Canadians and their families can continue to benefit from improved public spaces and help to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. By supporting community infrastructure we are building stronger, safer, and healthier communities. "

John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country

Additional Links

Canada 150

WD Canada 150

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 109

Gibsons Curling Club

Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC

Sunshine Coast Regional District

Sechelt Public Library Association

British Columbia Projects being launched today:

Proponent Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 109 Refurbish hall and kitchen in the Gibsons Legion $25,000
Gibsons Curling Club Replace old ice plant in the Gibsons Curling Club $50,100
Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC Rehabilitate the Howe Sound Crest Trail at Cypress Provincial Park $150,000
Sunshine Coast Regional District Repair and upgrade Sunshine Coast Regional District docks $160,100
Sechelt Public Library Association Upgrade and reconfigure the Sechelt Public Library to make it more accessible $50,000

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Contact Information

  • Ben Stanford
    Regional Communications Manager
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    604-666-3395
    ben.stanford@wd-deo.gc.ca

    WD Toll-Free Number: 1-888-338-WEST (9378)
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