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Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 31, 2015 16:30 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Edmonton's Community Infrastructure

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Spruce Grove, announced support of $66,547 for the Callingwood-Lymburn Community League Outdoor Rink 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 is one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity in communities across Canada.
  • Callingwood-Lymburn Community League maintains an outdoor skating rink in Lymburn Park, which is open to the public during the winter season. Government support will allow the installation of an asphalt surface, allowing for improved programming in the summer, and more efficient ice making in the winter.

Quotes

"As Canada prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary of Confederation, our Government is helping to renovate, expand and rehabilitate existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for Canadians. Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, we are preserving valuable spaces and buildings while creating jobs and economic growth."

- The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Spruce Grove

"Thank you to the Government of Canada and the City of Edmonton for providing support to allow us to install an asphalt surface to complement our new community hall. The enhanced rink surface will allow for more efficient ice making in the winter and allow the community league to offer more programs to the area throughout the summer months. With this improvement we will be able to provide programs which we never could offer before, such as inline skating, a safe area for youth to play ball hockey and basketball and a practice area for lacrosse teams and inline hockey. It will enhance and increase the use of our new facility. The improvement will provide greater access for our members to community events and programs year round. We are looking forward to opening the improved venue to our community after the work is completed in the summer of 2016."

- Ian Pretty, President, Callingwood-Lymburn Community League

Additional Links

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

- Callingwood - Lymburn Community League

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Contact Information

  • Joanne Kunstek
    Regional Affairs Advisor
    Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
    780-782-8686
    joanne.kunstek@hc-sc.gc.ca

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

    Ian Pretty
    President, Board of Directors
    Callingwood-Lymburn Community League
    780-966-1032
    iangp09@gmail.com

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