Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 31, 2015 16:42 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Medicine Hat's Community Infrastructure

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

Today, LaVar Payne, Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced support of $134,902 for South Grandstand Stampede Grounds 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

  • Since 1887, the Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Company has hosted exhibitions to bring urban and rural people together. Upgrades to the South Grandstand Stampede roof and HVAC systems will ensure this time honoured tradition continues for generations to come.
  • 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

"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. With investments through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, we are improving life for Canadians while creating jobs and economic growth."

- LaVar Payne, Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat

"The Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede is an Agricultural Society that brings urban and rural people together to celebrate our Western Heritage. To accomplish this, large investments have been made in buildings and facilities, including the South Grandstand, that require periodic upgrades and enhancements. Repair and maintenance of the roof and HVAC equipment in this facility will assist the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede to ensure community objectives are met."

- Jim MacArthur, Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Company Ltd.

Additional Links

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

- Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Company Ltd.

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Contact Information

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

    Jim MacArthur
    General Manager
    Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Company Ltd.
    403-527-1234
    jmacarthur@mhstampede.com

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