Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 30, 2015 13:30 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Dawson Creek's Community Infrastructure

DAWSON CREEK, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $500,000 for the Dawson Creek Curling Club 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 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program provides $150 million over two years to be delivered by regional development agencies across the country. It is part of the federal government's activities to honour Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
  • Established in 1931, the curling club has a long history in Dawson Creek. The Club was forced to close for the 2014-15 season due to ammonia leakage. This investment will offset costs to make repairs to the curling club, allowing it to reopen.

Quotes

"Curling rinks hold a special place in every community across the West and this is especially true in Dawson Creek. With the Dawson Creek Curling Club forced to close for the most recent season, our Government saw a great need within the community and have responded. These upgrades will allow the Dawson Creek Curling Club to further serve this great community for generations to come. Through our support for improvements to community buildings and spaces, we are helping to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation."

  • Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River

"The City of Dawson Creek is very fortunate to have such passion within our community, in this instance having applied and been approved for a grant through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. This investment will offset the City of Dawson Creek's estimated $1.5 million cost to replace the cement pad and associated refrigeration lines in the curling rink, which will take place the during the summer of 2017. This is an accomplishment for all our community clubs and arena patrons and will provide a benefit for many generations to come."

  • Dale Bumstead, Mayor of Dawson Creek

"The Dawson Creek Curling Club is ecstatic to partner with the City of Dawson Creek and Western Economic Diversification Canada, as we revitalize and upgrade our community's only combination curling rink and multi-function event centre. Even after we lost our previous curling season, this is another fine example of our energy, momentum and optimism moving forward. We are thrilled to give back, to enhance citizens' quality of life and to solidify our future as a recreation leader and service provider. We are proud to contribute to a healthy and vibrant community; one that supports continuous improvement and integrates generations."

  • Tracy Steinke, President, Dawson Creek Curling Club

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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

    Jeff Ginter
    General Manager
    Dawson Creek Curling Club
    250-782-4080
    dccurl@shaw.ca

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