Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 29, 2015 18:48 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Winnipeg's Community Infrastructure

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and Lawrence Toet, Member of Parliament for Elmwood - Transcona announced support of $1,451,200 for eleven 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 eleven projects being announced today total $1,451,200 in funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and will help improve existing community infrastructure in Winnipeg.
  • 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 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."

- The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification

"Our Government's commitment to helping communities renew and improve existing infrastructure is reflected by today's announcement. Our investments through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program are helping to improve life for Canadians while celebrating an important milestone in our nation's history."

- Lawrence Toet, Member of Parliament for Elmwood - Transcona

"As Mayor, I'm pleased that three City of Winnipeg projects will receive funding from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The fund not only celebrates our nation's historic achievement - it will leave a legacy of improvements that continue to make Canada, and Winnipeg, a great place to live. I would like to thank the Government of Canada for their support for these important projects that have a significant impact on our community."

- His Worship Mayor Brian Bowman, City of Winnipeg

Manitoba Projects being launched today:

Funding Recipient Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Ukrainian National Federation Club Upgrade the community hall of the Ukrainian National Federation of Canada $30,000
Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum Upgrade the Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum $4,000
The City of Winnipeg Upgrade the Seven Oaks Pool $500,000
The City of Winnipeg Renovate the facilities at the City of Winnipeg Archives building $400,000
Elmwood Giants Baseball Club Inc. Upgrade the baseball diamond at Elmwood Giants Baseball Club $45,000
St. Joseph the Worker School Inc. Upgrade the school yard at St. Joseph the Worker School $50,000
Royal Canadian Legion Transcona Branch #7 Rehabilitate the front entrance of the Royal Canadian Legion Transcona Branch #7 $50,000
River East Transcona School Division Renovate the grounds to create green space at Wayoata School $150,000
The City of Winnipeg Upgrade the East Elmwood Community Centre $127,200
Valley Gardens Community Centre Upgrade the ice rink at Valley Gardens Community Centre $60,000
Guru Nanak Darbar Inc. Renovate the roof of the Gurdwara building $35,000

Additional Links

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

- The City of Winnipeg

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Contact Information

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

    Lorne Pelletier
    Director, Policy, Planning and External Relations
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    204-510-7659
    lorne.pelletier@wd-deo.gc.ca

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