Western Economic Diversification Canada

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Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 28, 2015 13:40 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Beaumont's Community Infrastructure

BEAUMONT, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 28, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $500,000 to upgrade the facilities at the Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre 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 Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre was previously a winter facility, but is now a year-round hub of recreation.
  • 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

"Our Government's investments in local infrastructure are not only helping to create jobs and growth, but also improving life in our communities. Our support for the upgrades to the Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre will help ensure a healthy and thriving community through a facility that will be available both to current and future generations."

  • The Honourable Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and Member of Parliament Edmonton-Mill Woods-Beaumont

"This announcement is great news for Beaumont. The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program contribution, combined with Town of Beaumont funding will support upgrades to the Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre Arenas 1 and 2, and the curling rink. The Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre is a central hub of activity for residents, so the improvements are something that will benefit all citizens of Beaumont and the region."

  • His Worship Camille Bérubé, Mayor of Beaumont

Additional Links

Canada 150

WD Canada 150

Town of Beaumont

Ken Nichol Regional Recreation Centre

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