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Government of Canada invests $75K in improvements to Calgary’s Community Infrastructure

July 4, 2017   By Western Economic Diversification Canada 

CALGARY – Three projects in Calgary will receive a combined investment of $76,862 through the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

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 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,” said Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre.

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.

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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.

 

SOURCE Western Economic Diversification Canada 


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