Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

August 01, 2015 13:00 ET

Harper Government Invests in Improvements Winnipeg's Community Infrastructure

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Aug. 1, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $599,092 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 $599,092 in funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and will help improve existing community infrastructure in Winnipeg.
  • The national Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program provides $150 million over two years to be delivered by regional development agencies across the country.

Quotes

"Our investment in community infrastructure is part of our Government's plan to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation and it will help preserve valuable community and cultural spaces. Through this investment, communities right across the West are benefiting from improvements to parks, trails, and cultural and community centres."

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

Manitoba projects being launched today:

Funding Recipient Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society Inc. Upgrade the baseball diamond at Whittier Park $78,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc. Renovate the Victor Mager School's kitchen and club area $37,000
Festival Du Voyageur Inc. Renovate Fort Gibraltar and Whittier Park $82,575
Louis Riel School Division Upgrade the playground for École Provencher School $85,000
Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre Renovate the hockey rink at the Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre $42,667
Norwood Community Centre Replace the hockey rinks at the Norwood Community Centre $50,000
Panthers Gymnastics (1982) Inc. Rehabilitate the roof and parking area at Panthers Gymnastics $120,000
Parish of St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church Expand the driveway at the Parish of St. Magdalene $10,200
The City of Winnipeg Upgrade intersection displays at St. Anne's and St. Mary's $50,200
The Riverside Lions Non-Profit Housing Inc. (RSLNPH) Develop a courtyard at Riverside Lions Housing $40,000
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 43 Replace the front sign at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No.43 $3,450

Additional Links

- Canada 150

- WD Canada 150

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Contact Information

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

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