Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada

December 17, 2013 13:30 ET

Victoria Residents Benefit from Improved Community Infrastructure

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 17, 2013) -

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, was in Victoria today to announce support for five projects benefitting the Victoria area under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. Our Government committed $150 million over two years for the Fund.

The Fund supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.

Quick Facts

  • Five projects in the Victoria area have received $450,484 through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).
  • Funded projects include the rehabilitation of the stadium at Royal Athletic Park, upgrades to the Ogden Point breakwater walkway, renovations to the roof at the Garth Homer Society, upgrades to the Victoria Curling Club and renovations to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Vancouver Island's Social Concern Office.

Quotes

"Our Government is focused on what matters to Canadians - creating jobs and growth. Through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF), our Government continues to support communities across the country."

  • Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification

"The Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund benefits a range of recreational facilities in Victoria. The energy efficiency and customer service improvements at Royal Athletic Park will make the stadium more sustainable and safe, and will enhance the experience for those who come out to enjoy sports and festivals in our community."

  • Mayor Dean Fortin, City of Victoria

"With this significant contribution, the federal government is recognizing the importance of the breakwater to the community. Now that it is safer and more accessible, we see many more people out enjoying this spectacular, waterfront pathway."

  • Curtis Grad, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Victoria Harbour Authority

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Contact Information

  • Emily Goucher
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of State
    Western Economic Diversification
    613-954-8097
    emily.goucher@wd-deo.gc.ca

    Katie Hamilton
    Director of Communications and Civic Engagement
    City of Victoria
    Victoria, British Columbia
    250-361-0210
    khamilton@victoria.ca

    Rebecca Penz, Manager,
    Stakeholder Engagement & First Nations Initiatives
    Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
    Victoria, British Columbia
    250-886-8035
    rpenz@gvha.ca

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