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Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 30, 2015 21:54 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to St. Albert's Community Infrastructure

ST. ALBERT, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Spruce Grove, announced support of $385,800 for three projects 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 Akinsdale & Kinex Arenas were founded in 1982 and offer indoor rink ice surfaces year round for public skating, figure skating, ice hockey, ball hockey, roller hockey and lacrosse.
  • Since opening in 1984, the Arden Theatre has gained an international reputation for excellence, welcoming more than 65,000 patrons to over 150 events annually.
  • The installation of play structures in Erin Ridge and Rivercrest Crescent locations will ensure children have access to healthy play spaces for years 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

"Our investment in community infrastructure is part of our Government's plan to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and it will help preserve valuable community and cultural spaces, such as parks, trails, and cultural and community centres, that unite and connect us all across the West."

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

"We are grateful for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, which will help St. Albert complete three important projects supporting a high quality of life for our residents."

- His Worship Nolan Crouse, Mayor, City of St. Albert

Alberta Projects being launched today:

Funding Recipient Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Akinsdale and Kinex Arenas Conversion of storage and meeting area into an athletic warm up space. $25,000
Arden Theatre Upgrades to Progress Hall lighting, flooring, electrical and audio systems. $234,500
Playgrounds in St. Albert (Erin Ridge and Rivercrest Crescent) Playstructures and surfaces will be installed in both Erin Ridge and Rivercrest Crescent. $126,300

Additional Links

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

- Akinsdale/Kinex Arenas

- Arden Theatre

- Erin Ridge

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