Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 28, 2015 15:23 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Winnipeg and East St. Paul's Community Infrastructure

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - July 28, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan - St. Paul, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $541,716 for five 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 five projects being announced today total $541,716 in funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and will help improve existing community infrastructure in Winnipeg and East St. Paul.
  • 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

"By strengthening our communities through investments in infrastructure, we are ensuring that Canadians and their families can continue to can benefit from improved public spaces and help to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation."

- Joy Smith, Member of Parliament for Kildonan - St. Paul

"Gateway Recreation Centre is pleased to receive this support from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program so that we can improve and enhance our sports equipment storage and maintenance facilities. Thank you to the Government of Canada for your generous assistance in this initiative."

- Tammy Harper, President, Gateway Recreation Centre Inc.

"Recreation and leisure are key components to a healthy and vibrant community. The grants announced today will help improve existing infrastructure in East St. Paul by updating our community club sign and installing a dock at our boat launch at Hyland Park. The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is providing communities with funding to enable projects such as these to move forward."

- Shelley Hart, Mayor, East St. Paul.

Manitoba Projects being launched today:

Funding Recipient Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Garden City Community Centre Inc. Reconfigure the baseball diamond and soccer fields at the Garden City Community Centre $125,100
Gateway Recreation Centre Inc. Replace the maintenance shop at the Gateway Recreation Centre $355,616
Rural Municipality of East St. Paul Upgrade the signage at the East St. Paul Recreation Complex $25,000
Rural Municipality of East St. Paul Replace the Hyland Park boat dock $9,500
Winnipeg School Division No.1 Install a playground and basketball courts at École Lansdowne $26,500

Additional Links

- National announcement

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

- Garden City Community Centre

- Gateway Recreation Centre Inc.

- Rural Municipality of East St. Paul

- Winnipeg School Division

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Contact Information

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

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