Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada

July 24, 2015 16:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Calgary's Community Infrastructure

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 24, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Member of Parliament for Calgary East, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $82,600 for two projects benefitting the Calgary area 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 Lake Bonavista Community Association (LBCA) is a non-profit association that operates a 65,000 ft. recreation facility that offers social and physical fitness programs for community members.
  • The Marlborough Park Community Association hosts numerous community events which are organized and executed by volunteers.
  • 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

"The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a great opportunity to celebrate Canada's rich history and heritage, and to look forward to its promising future, by improving and renewing community infrastructure across the West through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program."

- The Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Member of Parliament for Calgary East

"Thank you to the Government of Canada for this funding as it will make a big difference to the services we can provide to residents in our neighbourhood."

- Sheila Taylor, President, Lake Bonavista Community Association

"This contribution from the "Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program" will allow the Marlborough Park Community Association to renew the flooring throughout our very busy and well used Community centre. The Marlborough Park Community Centre is heavily used for community, family, social, recreational, educational and corporate meeting needs of East Calgary. The renewal of our flooring will assist in meeting these needs for many years into the future."

- Doug Caswell, Community Centre Administrator, Marlborough Park Community Association

Related Products

  • Backgrounder: Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Alberta Projects being launched today:

Funding Recipient Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Lake Bonavista Community Association Upgrade signage and sound system at the Lake Bonavista Recreation Centre $45,000
Marlborough Park Community Association Replace flooring in the Marlborough Park Community Centre $37,600

Additional Links

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

- Lake Bonavista Community Association

-Marlborough Park Community Association

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Contact Information

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

    Sheila Taylor
    President
    Lake Bonavista Community Association
    403-837-8129
    lbcasheilataylor@hotmail.com

    Doug Caswell
    Community Centre Administrator
    Marlborough Park Community Association
    403- 248-1775
    marklpark@shaw.ca

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