MIRAMICHI, NB, Aug. 8, 2018 /CNW/ - Investing in recreational infrastructure promotes healthy, active lifestyles and brings communities together.
Pat Finnigan, Member of Parliament for Miramichi–Grand Lake, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Bill Fraser, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation, today announced $657,000 in federal-provincial funding for the expansion of the Miramichi Cross Country Ski Club.
The Government of Canada is contributing $360,000 to this project and the Government of New Brunswick is providing $297,000.
The project consists of constructing a new building to operate the Cross Country Ski Club, incorporating a biathlon range into the trails, as well as improving existing trails and making them easier to groom. It will enable more residents and tourists to benefit from the club, promoting healthy lifestyles and community engagement, and creating economic prosperity for the region.
"Recreational infrastructure like the Miramichi Cross Country Ski Club allows residents to stay active and strengthens their sense of community. The Government of Canada is making smart investments in public infrastructure that improve the quality of people's lives, and promote economic prosperity by creating well-paying jobs for the middle class."
Pat Finnigan, Member of Parliament for Miramichi–Grand Lake, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Improving the quality of life for all New Brunswickers is important for your government, and we are proud to invest in projects that address that priority. We are proud to make this investment, which will help improve the Miramichi Cross Country Ski Club's facilities and give more opportunity for recreational skiers and other users to enjoy these improved facilities."
Hon.Bill Fraser, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation
"We want to thank both the provincial and federal governments for their financial support of this project and their recognition of the importance this project will bring to the residents of Miramichi and surrounding area. This project, when complete, will turn this facility into a center of excellence for outdoor recreation within Northumberland County and beyond. We also want to thank the City of Miramichi for their on-going support and services offered".
Norm Brown, president of Miramichi Cross Country Ski Club
- Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
- $25.3 billion of this funding will support social infrastructure in Canadian communities.
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Kate Monfette, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-301-0894, [email protected]; Bruce Macfarlane, Communications, Regional Development Corporation, 506-444-4583, [email protected]; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]