Government of Canada Invests in Improvements to Manitoba's Community Infrastructure

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding helps communities improve their local amenities, thus improving collective well-being in society.

MORRIS, MB, May 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Eight recreational and cultural facilities in rural Manitoba will undergo improvements thanks to an investment of $574,627 under the Government of Canada's Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada made the announcement today. See the Backgrounder for a full list of the projects announced.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the Government of Canada's celebration of our country's 150th anniversary of Confederation. Budget 2016 provided an additional $150 million over two years to Canada's Regional Development Agencies to deliver further community funding across the country, starting in 2016-17, with Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) being responsible for administering the program in Western Canada.

Through investments in community infrastructure, the Government of Canada will invest in projects that seek to renovate, expand, and improve existing community infrastructure, with a focus on recreational facilities, projects that advance a clean growth economy, and projects with a positive impact on Indigenous communities.

Quotes

"Throughout Canada, communities are adding improved infrastructure and amenities for use by residents and visitors alike. In south central Manitoba, the new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program-funded upgrades to a curling rink, swimming pool, splash park, recreation complexes, and a picnic area will be enjoyed for generations to come."

- Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada

"The Morris Curling Club is excited to be moving forward thanks to the support of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The installation of training equipment such as computers and video capture programs, lasers, and speed traps plus the cabinet to house all the equipment is exciting. Upgrades to the ice plant and installation of a geothermal ground loop which will stop perma frost gives us the opportunity to keep training year round. Once the work is complete, the Morris Curling Club will be able to operate as a modern recreational facility and provide important services to the community, Manitoba, and Canada."

- Lorne Hamblin, Membership and Development Chair, Morris Curling Club

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Backgrounder


Government of Canada Invests in Community Infrastructure in Rural Manitoba

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the Government of Canada's celebration of our country's 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Budget 2016 provided an additional $150 million over two years to Canada's Regional Development Agencies to invest in local improvements to communities across the country, starting in 2016-17. A total of $46.2 million was allocated for projects across Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba). Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is responsible for administering the program in the West.

CIP 150 supports projects seeking to renovate, expand, and improve existing community infrastructure. Priority was given to projects that upgrade recreational facilities, advance a clean growth economy, and have a positive impact on Indigenous communities and peoples.

A Government of Canada CIP 150 investment of $574,627 was announced today for work on
8 recreational and cultural projects in Portage – Lisgar.

 

Organization

Project Description

Location

Federal
Funding

City of Portage la Prairie

Upgrade the picnic area at Island Park

Portage la Prairie

$ 22,500

City of Portage la Prairie

Replace the roof at the BDO Centre

Portage la Prairie

$ 200,000

City of Winkler

Upgrade the Winkler Recreational Complex

Winkler

$ 51,370

Morris Curling Club

Upgrade the Morris Curling Club

Morris

$ 76,000

Portage Regional Recreation Authority Inc.

Upgrade water park

Portage la Prairie

$ 110,000

Rosenort Community Centre Inc.

Upgrade the Rosenort Community Centre

Rosenort

$ 30,000

Rural Municipality of Pembina

Replace the pool liner in the community swimming pool in Manitou

Manitou

$ 65,350

Swan Lake Recreation Complex

Replace the flooring in the arena at the Swan Lake Recreation Complex

Swan Lake

$ 19,407


$ 574,627

 

Additional Links

Stay Connected

Follow us on Twitter: @WD_Canada, @MinisterISED, @canada150th

WD Homepage
WD Toll-Free Number: 1-888-338-WEST (9378)
TTY (telecommunications device for the hearing impaired): 1-877-303-3388

 

SOURCE Western Economic Diversification Canada

For further information: Lorne Pelletier, Director, Policy Planning and External Relations, Western Economic Diversification Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Telephone: 204-510-7659, Email: lorne.pelletier@canada.ca; Lorne Hamblin, Membership and Development Chair, Morris Curling Club, Morris, Manitoba, Telephone: 204-746-8042, Email: chamblin@mymts.net


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