Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 30, 2015 22:04 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Kamloops' Community Infrastructure

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

Today, Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and for Western Economic Diversification, and Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $150,000 for the Kamloops 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 national 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.
  • The Kamloops Curling Club will replace the ice plant and make necessary renovations to the existing plant room to accommodate new equipment.

Quotes

"Our Government is helping communities from coast to coast to coast celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation by providing support for upgrades to valued public spaces and buildings. The renovations to the Kamloops Curling Club will ensure that this facility remains in use for years to come while leaving behind a lasting legacy of improved infrastructure for our community."

- Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and for Western Economic Diversification, and Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

"Our ice plant is running on borrowed time. Without the funding from the Canada 150 Program our future was uncertain. The program provides the resources to ensure our existence for the next 25 years."

- Ron MacDonald, Kamloops Curling Club President

Additional Links

- WD: Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

- Kamloops Curling Club

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