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Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Central Alberta’s Community Infrastructure

 

Red Deer, Alberta – Tuesday, Earl Dreeshen, Member of Parliament for Red Deer, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced support of $339,831 for four projects under the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program: improvements to Westerner Park, the Innisfail Legion, the Delburne Community Hall and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

c150grantwebIn Economic Action Plan 2015, the Government of Canada announced further support for communities with the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Thanks to a commitment of $150 million, communities from coast to coast to coast will see support for improvements to local infrastructure, creating a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

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.

Quick Facts

  • The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Red Deer includes over 7,000 square feet of exhibition space and over 11,500 artifacts that commemorate local historic sporting events and athletes.
  • The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity in communities across Canada.

Quotes

“As Canada prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary of Confederation, our Government is helping to renovate, expand and rehabilitate existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits for Canadians through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.”

Earl Dreeshen, Member of Parliament for Red Deer

“By expanding the collection space we will be able to accommodate group tours through the collection and will be able to emphasize the importance of preserving, not only sports history but, history in all aspects for future generations to enjoy.”

Donna Hateley, Managing Director, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

Alberta Projects being launched today:

Proponent Description Canada 150 Funding Amount
Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Society Expansion of exhibition space $77,231
Delburne Community Hall Society Replacement of carpets with high-grade commercial laminate flooring $10,100
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #104 Upgrades to the Royal Canadian Legion in Innisfail, including improved accessibility $7,500
The Westerner Exposition Association Replacement of the existing infrared heating system in the Stockmens Pavilion with energy efficient roof top units $245,000

Source Western Economic Diversification Canada

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