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West Bragg All Season Trail Plan Implementation Soon to Be a Reality in Bragg Creek

Project made possible thanks to the federal National Recreational Trails Program

February 11, 2014 West Bragg Creek Parking Lot, Bragg Creek, AB

Bragg Creek families, residents and visitors will soon benefit from West Bragg All Season Trail Plan Implementation thanks to federal investments to expand and improve snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, off-road motorcycle and non-motorized recreational trails from coast to coast to coast.

Canada has a vast network of recreational trails which allow Canadians to experience the outdoors and appreciate this country’s natural beauty. Thanks to a partnership between the Government of Canada and the National Trails Coalition, $10 million has been made available between 2014 and 2016 to help expand and rehabilitate Canada’s snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle and non-motorized trail system.

Today’s announcement is just one of many examples of supported projects that will positively impact Canadian communities. Projects like West Bragg All Season Trail Plan Implementation will contribute to ensuring access to Canada’s unique scenery while generating economic growth and creating jobs.

Quick Facts

  • Economic Action Plan 2014 announced funding of $10 million over two fiscal years, 2014-15 and 2015-16, to expand and improve snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, off-road motorcycle and non-motorized recreational trails across the country through an agreement between the Government of Canada and the National Trails Coalition.
  • This funding will help build and renew multi-purpose trails for walking, running, cross-country skiing, biking, all-terrain vehicle use and snowmobiling.
  • Between 150 and 200 projects are expected to be supported across Canada. The National Trails Coalition is responsible for selecting and approving projects.

Quotes

“Our Government is pleased to support West Bragg All Season Trail Plan Implementation as part of our efforts to expand and improve recreational and multi-purpose trails across the country. By investing in trail infrastructure, our Government is encouraging job creation, linking communities and increasing recreational opportunities for Canadians. Through this commitment, we are continuing to support economic growth from coast to coast to coast while ensuring that Canadian communities remain among the best in the world to live.”

~ John Barlow, member of Parliament for Macleod on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities, and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

“The NTC was founded in the belief that trail users and volunteer trail builders/managers can achieve much more working collaboratively and supporting each other’s goals. Thanks to the support of the Federal Government, trail users have once again been able to apply for project grant money. These additional funds of $10 million from the federal government will ensure the revitalization of recreational trails across our country and provide individuals and families with the opportunity to enjoy quality outdoor infrastructure and continue to live active and healthy lives.”

~ Jo-Anne Farquhar, President of the National Trails Coalition Board of Directors

Associated Links

To learn more about the National Recreational Trails Program, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/nrtp-psrn-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada’s focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada’s Economic Action Plan at: http://www.eap.gc.ca.

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