Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 28, 2015 16:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to West Kelowna's Community Infrastructure

WEST KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 28, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan - Coquihalla, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $315,437 for upgrades to Memorial Park in West Kelowna, 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. WD is responsible for the distribution of $46,200,000 over two years for Western Canada.
  • The project activities include upgrading the skateboard park and installing seating at Memorial Park in West Kelowna.

Quotes

"Our Government knows that improvements to public spaces are an important way to encourage growth and to strengthen a community. A healthy and thriving community requires the necessary sporting facilities and outdoor spaces to ensure that the community is able to stay fit and active, and the updates to Memorial Park will help foster an energized and positive community."

- Dan Albas, Member of Parliament for Okanagan - Coquihalla

"Memorial Park is a central recreation hub for our community and Council has sought to improve it for our residents. Music in the Park, Westside Daze, Canada Day celebrations and recreation programming keep this facility very busy. Our skateboard park is in much need of attention, which our residents have clearly campaigned for, and these projects deserve this very welcome boost. On behalf of our community, I thank Mr. Albas for his dedication and representation and the Government of Canada for this important funding."

- His Worship Doug Findlater, Mayor of West Kelowna

Additional Links

- WD: Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

- City of West Kelowna

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