Government of Canada Invests $500,000 in Improvements to Vancouver's Community Infrastructure

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding helps communities improve their local infrastructure.

VANCOUVER, June 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Kitsilano Pool, a popular swimming facility in Vancouver, will receive structural and mechanical improvements, supported by the Government of Canada's Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) investment of $500,000.

Joyce Murray, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, 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 9th Annual KidSport Vancouver Swimathon that was held at the pool.

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

"Facilities like Kitsilano Pool allow families, friends, neighbours, and visitors to come together in the spirit of leisure and exercise, and–in light of today's swimathon–it's a chance to help lift financial barriers that prevent kids from playing organized sport. Funding through the Government of Canada will ensure that this treasured local outdoor pool continues to benefit the health and well-being of all Vancouverites for years to come."

- Joyce Murray, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada

"We want to thank our partners for their contribution to the Kitsilano Pool rehabilitation project,  which will deliver a cleaner, greener and better salt-water swimming experience in this iconic seaside pool. When completed, the project will result in a significant reduction in greenhouse gases and in the potable water currently needed to maintain the pool level."

- Michael Wiebe, Chair, Vancouver Park Board

Quick Facts

  • The funding announced today will replace the existing pool membrane, cantilevered gutters, gutter joints, and pool deck control joints. A new electrical circuit will also be installed to accommodate electrical pumps that are necessary to replenish pool seawater.

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SOURCE Western Economic Diversification Canada

For further information: Ben Stanford, Regional Communications Manager, Western Economic Diversification Canada, Telephone: 604-666-7038, Email: ben.stanford@canada.ca


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