Western Economic Diversification Canada

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Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 29, 2015 15:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Leduc's Community Infrastructure

LEDUC, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and Member of Parliament for Edmonton - Mill Woods - Beaumont, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $250,000 for upgrades to the Leduc Recreation Centre's pool 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 aquatic centre at the Leduc Recreation Centre will include interior and exterior site improvements.
  • 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

"A healthy and thriving community requires the necessary facilities and outdoor spaces to ensure that the community is able to stay fit and active. Thanks to our Government's investment in upgrades to the Leduc Recreation Centre, we are helping to foster an energized and positive community while creating jobs and growth."

- The Honourable Mike Lake, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry and Member of Parliament for Edmonton - Mill Woods - Beaumont

"We appreciate the Government of Canada's commitment into this partnership to help ensure facilities, such as the Mix Family Aquatic Centre, are available for citizens and visitors for many years to come. With a total investment of $500,000, we're able to do the upgrades and improvements needed at the aquatic centre in the Leduc Recreation Centre."

- His Worship Greg Krischke, Mayor, City of Leduc

Additional Links

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

- City of Leduc

- Leduc Recreation Centre

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