Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 31, 2015 17:24 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Surrey's Community Infrastructure

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament for Fleetwood-Port Kells, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $1.1 million for six 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 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 six projects being announced today total $1.1 million in funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and will help improve existing community infrastructure in Surrey.

Quotes

"Our Government's investments across the West are helping to build stronger communities and create jobs. As we look towards the 150th anniversary of Confederation, we are helping all Canadians celebrate this important milestone, while leaving a lasting legacy of improved local infrastructure."

- Nina Grewal, Member of Parliament for Fleetwood-Port Kells

"The funds provided by the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will be put to good use in upgrades and projects that will benefit the residents of Surrey," said Acting Mayor Mary Martin. "I would like to thank the Federal Government for making these funds available for projects that have such a positive impact on our community and our citizens."

- Mary Martin, Acting Mayor, City of Surrey

Additional Links

City of Surrey

British Columbia Projects being launched today:

Proponent Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
City of Surrey Renovate the Newton Seniors' Centre in Surrey $250,000
City of Surrey Upgrade the Newton Cultural Centre $150,000
City of Surrey Replace the roof of the Bridgeview Community Hall $100,000
City of Surrey Upgrade and renovate the Guildford Recreation Centre in Surrey $225,000
City of Surrey Replace the Surrey Art Centre HVAC system $75,000
City of Surrey Replace the roof on the Newton Library $300,000

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Contact Information

  • Ben Stanford
    Regional Communications Manager
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    604-666-3395
    ben.stanford@wd-deo.gc.ca

    George Psefteas
    Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor
    City of Surrey
    604-591-4241
    george.psefteas@surrey.ca

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