Government Invests in Improvements to Southwestern Alberta’s Community Infrastructure
July 29, 2015 – Black Diamond, Alberta – Western Economic Diversification Canada
Today, John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Macleod, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support of $171,765 for six projects benefitting southwestern Alberta under the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
In 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.
• Southwestern Alberta has significant geographic diversity, from prairie grasslands and foothills to the majestic Canadian Rockies, and a rich cultural heritage. The region is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.
• The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Government of Canada has undertaken to support well-being and prosperity in communities across Canada.
“Our investment in community infrastructure is part of our Government’s plan to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help preserve valuable community and cultural spaces, such as parks, trails, and cultural and community centres, that unite and connect us all across the West.”
– John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Macleod
Alberta Projects being launched with Canada 150 Funding:
- Bragg Creek Community Association – Upgrade for Bragg Creek Community Centre, $21,810.
- Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society – Upgrade for the Millarville Community Hall and riding arena, $50,000.
- Nanton Agricultural Society – Installation of a rodeo ground lights tower in Nanton, $9,268.
- Royal Canadian Legion Branch #21 – Replacing the war memorial mural and repair automatic doors at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch in Vulcan, $10,100.
- Royal Canadian Legion Branch #291 – Renovating the meeting room in the Royal Canadian Legion Branch in Okotoks, $2,290.
- Town of Black Diamond – Extending the Sheep River Valley multi-use recreational trail in Black Diamond, $78,297.