Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 28, 2015 18:57 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Edmonton's Community Infrastructure

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

Today, the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Sherwood Park, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $242,810 for renovations to the Chinatown Multi-Cultural 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

  • Upgrades to the Chinatown Multi-Cultural Centre will include renovations to the roof, gymnasium, and stage, as well as other interior areas.
  • 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

"Through our investments in community spaces and facilities, we are helping to strengthen towns and cities across the West. Our Government's support toward the renovations to the Chinatown Multi-Cultural Centre will ensure that this key community asset is enhanced so that it remains available and useful for generations to come."

- The Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State for Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Sherwood Park

"The Canada 150 funding, received from the Government of Canada in July, will enhance the Centre's ability to organize educational, cultural, sport and charitable programs, which will benefit the general public of Edmonton."

- Raymond Ng, Chair, Edmonton Chinatown Multi-cultural Centre Foundation

Additional Links

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Edmonton Chinatown Multi-Cultural Centre

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Contact Information

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

    Raymond Ng
    Chair
    Edmonton Chinatown Multicultural Centre Foundation
    780-426-3452
    ecmcc@telusplanet.net

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