KENTVILLE, NS, Aug. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Investing in recreational infrastructure helps communities come together and stay active. The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia recognize that strategic investments in recreational infrastructure play a key role in supporting dynamic communities while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class.
Today, the Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Chuck Porter, Minister of Municipal Affairs for Nova Scotia; and Matthew Schurman, President, Credit Union Rec. Complex, announced $260,000 in joint funding for upgrades to the Credit Union Rec. Complex in Kentville.
The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are each contributing $86,000 to this project. As the project recipient, the non-for-profit organization, Valley Sport & Multipurpose Facility Association, is providing the balance of the funding.
The Credit Union Rec. Complex is a large, open indoor field for activities such as soccer, baseball, rugby and football. It is also home to the Kings County Squash Club. In addition to the sports programs offered, the facility provides a space for moms and tots indoor programing, and a weekday walking program that enables people from across the Valley to stay active and socially engaged all year round.
This project consists of replacing the existing indoor turf and expanding the complex's parking lot. Once completed, these upgrades will provide families and friends with a modern and safe space to play sports, walk, and stay active.
"Recreational facilities like the Credit Union Rec. Complex in Kentville play a key role in promoting healthy, active lifestyles while encouraging local economic activity. The Government of Canada recognizes that strategic investments in public infrastructure—including funding for sports and recreation projects like this one— create growth for the middle class and ensure that our communities remain among the best places in the world to live, work and raise a family."
The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"The Credit Union Rec. Complex supports healthy, active living for community members. We are pleased to partner with the federal government and the Valley Sports and Multipurpose Association to invest in this infrastructure project to help ensure we have healthy, vibrant communities in Nova Scotia."
The Honourable Chuck Porter, Nova Scotia Minister of Municipal Affairs
"We are excited and pleased to be replacing the indoor turf at the Credit Union Rec. Complex with financial support from all levels of government. These improvements will ensure the facility is accessible to the community for a variety of programs and activities for many more years."
Matthew Schurman, President, Credit Union Rec. Complex
- 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.
- These investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a 2-year federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas:
- Skilled workforce/Immigration;
- Clean growth and climate change;
- Trade and investment;
Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan:
Investing in Canada Plan Project Map: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map
Federal infrastructure investments in Nova Scotia: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/ns-eng.html
Atlantic Growth Strategy: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ags-sca/Eng/atlantic-growth.html
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Kate Monfette, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-301-0894, [email protected]; Krista Higdon, Communications AdvisorNova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs, 902-220-6619, [email protected]; Dwight MacLeod, Executive Director, Valley District Soccer/Credit Union Rec. Complex, 902-680-2752, Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]