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Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 31, 2015 16:25 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to the Town of Stony Plain's Community Infrastructure

STONY PLAIN, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Spruce Grove, announced support of $500,000 for upgrades to the Stony Plain Rotary Park 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

  • Established in 1908, Stony Plain is a community of more than 15,000 residents.
  • Rotary Park is a beautiful park boasting many amenities including a pond, walking trails, park benches, a playground, a gazebo, a picnic area and large open-space green areas.
  • 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

"Parks play an important role in the development of a thriving and healthy community, and the updates the Stony Plain Rotary Park means that it will continue to be a place where residents can come together to exercise, unwind or take in nature. With our Government's investments, communities from coast to coast to coast are benefiting from improved public spaces and facilities as we honour the 150th anniversary of Confederation."

  • The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Spruce Grove

"The Town of Stony Plain is ecstatic to receive funding from the Government of Canada to renovate Rotary Park and celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary. An iconic park in Stony Plain, Rotary Park adds to the quality of life of our residents. This project will update and enhance the existing park infrastructure adding more memory making moments for park visitors. We look forward to celebrating the completion of this project in the fall of 2017 with our community."

  • His Worship William Choy, Mayor, Town of Stony Plain

Additional Links

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Stony Plain Rotary Park

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Contact Information

  • Joanne Kunstek
    Regional Affairs Advisor
    Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
    780-782-8686
    joanne.kunstek@hc-sc.gc.ca

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

    Karl Hill
    Director of Community and Protective Services
    Town of Stony Plain
    780-963-8587
    k.hill@stonyplain.com

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