Western Economic Diversification Canada



Western Economic Diversification Canada

March 08, 2013 14:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Vancouver's Community Infrastructure

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2013) - Today, Andrew Saxton, Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and for Western Economic Diversification, and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

"I am proud to see Vancouver residents benefit from our Government's support for community infrastructure," said MP Saxton. "This investment will help create jobs and growth, and will support the prosperity of the community for years to come."

The Harper Government's investment of $96,332 will enhance the services provided by the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver. The funding will be used to improve the Centre by replacing the roof, renovating the washrooms, painting the interior, install a new LED lighting system, and refinishing the auditorium floor. The Centre will also replace the condensing units in the museum.

"We are very pleased to receive this needed fund in helping us upgrade our buildings." said Mike Jang, Chairperson of Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver. "For sure, the renovated facilities will greatly benefit the people of community and its surrounding area, and enhance the cross-culture activities in our multi-culture society."

In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. Our Government committed $150 million over two years for the Fund. The Fund supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.

Since 2006, the Harper Government, through WD, has invested in job-creating small- and medium-sized businesses, aerospace, marine and defence industries, and supported innovative entrepreneurs in pursuing emerging markets. By continuing to promote new economic opportunities, WD is helping to create jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity.

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Contact Information

  • Jaime Burke
    Regional Communications Manager
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    604-666-1318

    George Yip
    Office Manager/Controller
    Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    604-658-8861

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    Teletypewriter (TTY): 1 877 303-3388
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