Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 30, 2015 15:45 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements Winnipeg's Community Infrastructure

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $860,740 for eight 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 eight projects being announced today total $860,740 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 improved local infrastructure."

  • Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre

"The Canada 150 Infrastructure Program will strengthen our efforts to maintain and preserve the former Manitoba Agricultural College and allow the Asper Campus to continue to be the Centre of Life and Learning for Winnipeg's Jewish Community."

  • Curtis J. Martin, Executive Director, Asper Jewish Community Campus

Manitoba projects being launched today:

Funding Recipient Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Asper Jewish Community Campus of Winnipeg, Inc. Renovate the Aquatic Centre at the Asper Jewish Community Campus $180,100
Herzlia Inc. Upgrade the Herzlia-Adas Yeshurun Synagogue $ 44,640
Tuxedo Tennis Club Inc. Upgrade the courts at the Tuxedo Tennis Club $ 20,000
Pembina Curling Club Inc. Renovate the kitchen at the Pembina Curling Club $150,000
Italian Canadian Centre of Manitoba Inc. Renovate the Centro Caboto Centre $ 72,000
École secondaire Kelvin High School Upgrade the Kelvin High School to include an Active Living Centre, gymnasium and track $250,000
Linden Woods Community Centre Inc. Expand the parking lot at the Linden Woods Community Centre $ 20,000
City of Winnipeg Upgrade the soccer pitch at Thelma J. Call Park $124,000

Additional Links

National announcement

Canada 150

WD Canada 150

Asper Jewish Community Campus

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Contact Information

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

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