July 28, 2015 – Red Deer, Alberta – Western Economic Diversification Canada

Today, 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.  

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.

Quick Facts

  • The projects announced today recognize different facets of western Canadian history.
  • 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
“The Delburne Community Hall Society would like to thank the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure program for choosing us as a recipient. The Hall is used by members of our community to mark many occasions and the update will be greatly appreciated.” Ariane Zimmer, Treasurer, Delburne Community Hall Society
“Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program we will be able to upgrade the HVAC system in our second largest building on site, the Stockmens Pavilion. This will strengthen our impact to the Central Alberta community and continue our commitment to being your premier destination for celebration.” Damian Zapisocky, Vice President, The Westerner Exposition Association

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Alberta Projects being launched today:

ProponentDescriptionCanada 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