Government of Canada Invests over $75K in Improvements to Calgary's Community Infrastructure

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding helps communities improve their local amenities, contributing to the collective well-being of society.  

CALGARY, June 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Three projects in Calgary will receive a combined investment of $76,862 through the Government of Canada's Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, made the announcement today during a visit to the Good Companions 50 Plus Club in Calgary.

Project improvements include upgrades to the Good Companions 50 Plus Club facility, new museum and library flooring in the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, and the construction of a Francophone pavilion and landscaping at the Heritage Park in Calgary.

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 support 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

"The Government of Canada recognizes that investing in cultural and recreational facilities enhances the well-being being of all Canadians. These renewed facilities provide spaces where we can celebrate our heritage while ensuring that important community assets will be enjoyed by generations to come."
The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre

"L'ACFA Régionale de Calgary et ses partenaires remercient le Gouvernement du Canada pour le financement accordé au projet de Cabane à sucre ici nommée Pavillon Francophone dans le cadre du programme d'infrastructure communautaire de Canada 150.

La réalisation du Pavillon Francophone permettra d'inscrire la culture des Canadiens français et des métis dans le patrimoine historique d'Heritage Park Historical Village et de promouvoir la langue et culture francophone dans la région de Calgary."
Nicole Buret, President, Association Canadienne Francaise de l'Alberta - Regionale de Calgary

"We are very pleased and grateful for the contribution and the support of the Government of Canada to help us to upgrade our facilities to enable us to serve the community better. With the upgrades, we will be in a better position to carry out many health enhancement programs to enrich the lives of all member of the public, particularly the seniors living within the community.  On behalf of our community, we wish to thank the Government of Canada and our MP the Honourable Kent Hehr for your support in the most meaningful ways."
Malcolm Chow, President, Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre Association

"The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program contribution will provide two main benefits for the Good Companions Club 50 Plus Club. The funding for the Platform Lift will help our seniors age in place by providing assistance to those with physical disabilities and those with mobility issues. The contribution will also provide assistance in maintaining this building to assure a safe and comfortable environment for our members."
Mary Anderson, Board President, Good Companions 50 Plus Club

Backgrounder

Government of Canada Invests in Calgary's Community Infrastructure

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. $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 $76,862 was announced today for work on three recreational and cultural projects in Calgary.

 

Project Proponent

Project Description

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Funding

Good Companions 50 Plus Club

Upgrade the Good Companions 50 Plus Club facility in Calgary

$22,882

Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre Association

Replace museum and library flooring in Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre

$13,980

Association Canadienne Francaise de l'Alberta - Regionale de Calgary

Construct an open air pavilion and install landscaping  at Heritage Park in Calgary

$40,000

 

Additional Links

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Website: WD Homepage, Canada 150 Homepage, Association Canadienne Francaise de l'Alberta - Regionale de Calgary 
Facebook: @canada150th 
Instagram: @canada150
WD Toll-Free Number: 1-888-338-WEST (9378)
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SOURCE Western Economic Diversification Canada

For further information: Donna Kinley, Regional Communications Manager, Western Economic Diversification Canada, Telephone: 780-902-2984, Email: donna.kinley@canada.ca


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