Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 30, 2015 14:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Williams Lake's Community Infrastructure

WILLIAMS LAKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, Dick Harris, Member of Parliament for Cariboo-Prince George, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $500,000 for upgrades to the Sam Ketcham Pool at the Cariboo Memorial Complex, 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 $46,200,200 over two years for Western Canada.
  • Funding for this project will go towards expanding the leisure pools and change rooms, adding a multipurpose fitness centre, and replacing the main lap pool tank and mechanical and electrical systems of the Sam Ketcham Pool at the Cariboo Memorial Complex in Williams Lake.

Quotes

"A healthy and thriving community requires the necessary sporting facilities to ensure that the community is able to stay fit and active. Our Government's investment in the renovations to the Sam Ketcham Pool will contribute towards the health and wellness of our community while helping to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation."

- Dick Harris, Member of Parliament for Cariboo-Prince George

"The Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex and the Sam Ketcham Pool provides enormous social and economic benefits to the region and plays an important role in the overall wellness of our residents," Thank you to the Government of Canada for the financial support of this much needed upgrade project. This is another great example of what can be accomplished for our communities, when different levels of government work together in collaboration."

- Joan Sorley, Director of Cariboo Regional District Electoral Area F

Additional Links

- WD: Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

- Cariboo Regional District

- Cariboo Memorial Complex

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Contact Information

  • Nicholas Insley
    Office of the Minister
    Western Economic Diversification
    613-954-1042
    nicholas.insley@wd-deo.gc.ca

    Shelly Burich
    Manager of Communications
    Cariboo Regional District
    250-392-3351 Ext. 213
    sburich@cariboord.ca

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