PORT MOODY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 24, 2015) - Western Economic Diversification Canada
Today, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, Minister Responsible for British Columbia and Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of over $1 million for three projects in Port Moody, New Westminster and Port Coquitlam under the Government of Canada's Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
In Budget 2015, the Government of Canada announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. The Government committed $150 million for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, in order to provide significant support for community and cultural infrastructure across the country, as we celebrate Canada 150th anniversary of Confederation.
The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help fund renovations, expansions and rehabilitations to existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for the public. The Program represents one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity across Canada.
"As Canadians from coast to coast look forward to celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, our Government is helping communities by improving and upgrading existing public and cultural infrastructure across the country. Our investment will leave behind a lasting legacy for current and future generations and improve the quality of life for residents across the Lower Mainland."
"The Brunette Fraser Regional Greenway is a key component of the City's waterfront vision. This Canada 150 funding will help create an excellent greenway facility in our city for pedestrians and cyclists alike for both recreation and transportation purposes."
"We are so very pleased and would like to thank the Federal Government and our MP James Moore for recognizing the importance of this Municipal infrastructure project and making this a priority. This project will ensure that the recreation complex will continue to contribute to the vibrancy and quality of life for our residents for years to come."
"Sun Valley Spray Park is a popular attraction in Port Coquitlam. We're pleased to receive this funding so we can upgrade the 27 year old spray park's aging infrastructure and water management system bringing future costs savings and environmental benefits to our community. We're also excited to expand the spray park to add new play features providing a more enjoyable experience for children and families for years to come."
Projects being announced today:
|Proponent||Description||Canada 150 Funding Amount|
|The City of Port Moody||Rehabilitate the Port Moody Recreation Complex building envelope||$500,000|
|The City of New Westminster||Upgrade the Brunette Fraser Greenway (BFRG) in New Westminster||$450,000|
|The Corporation of the City of Port Coquitlam||Rehabilitate the Sun Valley Spray Park in Port Coquitlam||$125,000|
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