Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 30, 2015 13:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Calgary's Community Infrastructure

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification and Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre-North, announced support over $1.8 million for 17 projects benefitting Calgary 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

  • Community associations offer a wide range of recreational programs to help build healthy and vibrant communities. Families across Calgary will benefit from projects like these as they boost economic activity and leave a lasting legacy of modernized community facilities for future generations.
  • 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 supporting community associations across the West through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, we are helping all Canadians celebrate this important milestone while leaving a lasting legacy of improved local infrastructure."

- The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification and Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre-North

Alberta projects being launched today:

Funding Recipient Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Alberta Wilderness Association Restore the historic Hillhurst Cottage School $17,600
Banff Trail Community Association Renovate the Banff Trail Community Association outdoor rink $188,877
Calgary Jewish Centre Upgrade the pool facilities and gym floor at the Calgary Jewish Community Centre $500,000
Calgary Korean Association Renovate the Calgary Korean Association Community Hall $38,050
Edgemont Community Association Upgrades to community rink, interior systems and repairs to sports storage field house $98,100
Elboya Heights Community Assocation Rehabilitate the Elboya Heights Community Hall $187,000
The Haysboro Community Association Upgrade the rinks at the Haysboro Community Association $26,850
McKenzie Lake Community
Association
Upgrade the McKenzie Lake Community Hall $29,958
McKenzie Towne Council Revitalize the Prestwick Common Spray Park $215,000
Montgomery Community Association Rehabilitate the exterior of the Montgomery Community Centre $240,220
Norfolk Housing Association Renovate the Norfolk Housing Association community meeting space $25,100
North Haven Community Association Upgrade the North Haven Community League Hall $28,412
Silver Springs Community Association Enhance accessibility to the Silver Springs Community Centre $61,844
Tuscany Residents Association Rehabilitate the Tuscany Residents Association outdoor tennis courts $115,600
Ukrainian Youth Association of
Canada Calgary Branch
Revitalize the Ukrainian Youth Centre $70,000
The Uplands in Hawkwood Homeowners' Association Ltd. Upgrade the Uplands in Hawkwood Community Hall and associated facilities $15,683
Willow Ridge Community Association of Calgary Resurface the Willow Ridge outdoor rink $16,469
Total $1,874,763

Additional Links

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

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Contact Information

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

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