Doug Eyolfson

Your member of parliament for


Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley

Doug Eyolfson

Your member of parliament for


Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley

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NEWS RELEASE: Government of Canada Invests $400,000 in Improvements to Headingley’s Community Infrastructure

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding helps communities improve their local amenities, contributing to the collective well-being of society.

Headingley, Manitoba – Western Economic Diversification Canada

Families in Headingley will have more opportunities for outdoor recreation this summer with the construction of a new splash park, made possible in part by the Government of Canada’s CIP 150 investment of $400,000.

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 Headingley Community 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.

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.

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“We have listened to the people of Headingley and we are helping build this new splash park which was identified as a priority project to improve outdoor recreation infrastructure and opportunities for families in the community. Projects like this one unite us all in the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.”

  • Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament, Charleswood – St. James – Assiniboia – Headingley

“This is an exciting project for the residents of Headingley!  A splash park was determined to be a priority by the Headingley Recreation and Parks Master Plan Study and thanks to the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program it will become a reality. The R.M. of Headingley is grateful for the investment in our community’s recreation infrastructure. It is a partnership which has made this project a reality and an incredible way to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary.”

  • John Mauseth, Mayor, RM of Headingley

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Twitter: @WD_Canada, @canada150th, @MinisterISED
Hashtags: #Canada150
Website: WD Homepage, Canada 150 Homepage, RM of Headingley
Facebook: @canada150th
Instagram: @canada150
WD Toll-Free Number: 1-888-338-WEST (9378)
TTY (telecommunications device for the hearing impaired): 1-877-303-3388

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Contacts

Martin Lussier
Communications Manager
Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament
Telephone: 204-984-1124
Email: doug.eyolfson.c1b@parl.gc.ca

Carmen Kardoes
Director of Policy, Planning and External Relations
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Telephone:  204-984-8472
Email:  carmen.kardoes@canada.ca

Sandra Miller
Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
Rural Municipality of Headingley
Telephone: 204-837-5766
Email: smiller@rmofheadingley.ca

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