Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada

July 23, 2015 17:00 ET

Harper Government Supports Town of Comox Tourism Industry

COMOX, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 23, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, the Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State, Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $560,134 to construct the Comox Marina Centre Meeting Place.

This funding, provided through the Western Diversification Program, will go towards building the Meeting Place buildings, modifying the boardwalk and increasing food and commercial services.

This project will boost economic activity by transforming the Comox Marina Park into a premier meeting place for all residents and visitors, both domestic and international. This will improve the connectivity of the site with the downtown as well as other key attractions in the Comox Valley.

Quick Facts

  • This project is part of the Town of Comox's Marina Park Vitalization Plan
  • The Town of Comox has a population of 13,500 people.

Quotes

"Tourism is a lively industry all over British Columbia. Through this investment in the Town of Comox, our Government is providing economic opportunities on Vancouver Island, leading to jobs, growth and long term prosperity."

  • The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State, Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North

"We are very excited and truly grateful for this funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada. This project will transform the Marina Park from a passive gathering place into a vibrant meeting place. Town staff and council have identified the project as a key driver for economic diversification and downtown vitalization, and we're very much looking forward to getting under way."

  • His Worship Paul Ives, Mayor of Town of Comox

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Contact Information

  • Ben Stanford
    BC Regional Communications Manager
    Western Economic Diversification
    604-666-3395
    ben.stanford@wd-deo.gc.ca

    Lo Lockhard
    Confidential Secretary
    Town of Comox
    250-339-2202
    250-339-7110 (FAX)

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