March 10, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Western Economic Diversification Canada
A popular sport and recreation facility in western Canada will receive a much-needed renovation this year with the Government of Canada’s CIP 150 investment of $45,000.
Dr. Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament for Charleswood–St. James–Assiniboia–Headingley, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, made the announcement today at the Charleswood Curling Club in Winnipeg.
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.
Through investments in community infrastructure, the Government of Canada will invest in 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.
“We have listened to the people of Winnipeg and we are helping fund the installation of a new rooftop heat exchange unit, furnace and cooling tower at Charleswood Curling Club. This will not only help reduce energy consumption, but will allow the Club to continue to bring Canadians together through sport for years to come – a fitting celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.”
Dr. Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament, Charleswood – St. James – Assiniboia – Headingley
“On behalf of the Charleswood curling Club and its 800 members (age 7-Seniors) we thank the Government of Canada for their foresight and commitment to improving community infrastructure through this program. This generous grant will go towards the installation of a new ice plant for our curling club. Thus ensuring our sustainability as a continued partner in our community for many years to come. The new ice plant will ensure the continuance of our very large youth curling program, the large after school program and for our various curling leagues.”
Jim McRae, President, Charleswood Curling Club
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Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament
Director of Policy, Planning and External Relations
Western Economic Diversification Canada
President, Board of Governors
Charleswood Curling Club