Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 31, 2015 17:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to the Township of Langley's Community Infrastructure

FORT LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $455,000 for three 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 national Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program provides $150 million over two years to be delivered by regional development agencies across the country.
  • The three projects being announced today total $455,000 in funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and will help improve existing community infrastructure in the Township of Langley.

Quotes

"Parks, museums, and other public spaces contribute to the strength of our communities, and by helping to renew them we are ensuring that they will be in good condition for years to come. Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, we celebrate the upcoming 150th anniversary of Confederation while creating jobs and economic growth."

  • Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley

Additional Links

WD Canada 150

Township of Langley

British Columbia Projects being launched today:

Proponent Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Township of Langley Upgrade the amphitheater at Willoughby Community Park in Langley $130,000
Township of Langley Revitalize Williams Park in Langley $250,000
Township of Langley Refurbish Langley Centennial Museum $75,000

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Contact Information

  • Nicholas Insley
    Office of the Minister
    Western Economic Diversification
    613-954-1042
    nicholas.insley@wd-deo.gc.ca

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

    Val Gafka
    Senior Manager, Corporate Administration
    Township of Langley
    604-532-7305
    vgafka@tol.ca

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