Canada and Prince Edward Island support investment in Montague Curling Club ahead of 2023 Canada Winter Games

THREE RIVERS, PEI, November 19, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, the Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence; the Honorable Cory DaigleMinister of Transport and Infrastructure, and Thomas Annearpresident of the Montague Curling Club, announced more $264,000 in joint funding for the modernization of the Montague Curling Club in Three Rivers.

The funding announced today will improve the building’s accessibility features for all users ahead of the 2023 Canada Winter Games. Improvements include the addition of a ramp at the entrance, improvements to the rear exit as well as the addition of a new elevator. The funding will also support upgrades to the facility’s ice-making equipment to ensure athletes have access to safer and softer ice conditions.

When complete, the facility will provide a welcoming place for athletes and visitors and encourage residents to stay active for generations to come.

By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada grows our country’s economy, builds the resilience of our communities and improves the lives of Canadians.

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“Recreation and sports are essential to building strong and connected communities. These upgrades to the Montague Curling Club will help us welcome athletes and visitors to an updated and inclusive facility for the 2023 Canada Winter Games and provide residents with a great space to connect and stay active for years to come. beyond the Games.

The Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“This investment will support our local curling community and expand Three River’s potential to host large-scale events like the 2023 Canada Winter Games. Prince Edward Island is pleased to be able to support community infrastructure projects, such as the Montague Curling Club, as we continue to strengthen our rural communities. »

The Honorable Cory Deagle, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

“We are really excited to see these necessary improvements to our facility. Having the proper equipment to provide a welcoming and competitive atmosphere will be an asset to our curling club and the region. Winter Games and we look to future opportunities.”

Thomas Annearpresident of the Montague Curling Club

Fast facts

  • The government of Canada invest more than $106,000 In this project. The government of Prince Edward Island contribute more than $88,000 and the Montague Regional Athletic Complex Association is investing more than $70,000.

  • The government of from Canada funding comes from the community, culture and recreation infrastructure component of the investing in Canada Infrastructure program.

  • Under Invest in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion more than 12 years in public transport, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transport routes projects, and from Canada rural and northern communities.

  • The investment in Canada The infrastructure program provides more than $33 billion for public infrastructure through Canada. Under this program, provinces and territories submit projects to Infrastructure Canada for funding approval. To date, the program has approved more than $23 billion for more than 5,200 projects in communities across the country.

  • Over the past six years, Infrastructure Canada has invested more than $17.7 million in 29 leisure projects across Prince Edward Island under Investing in Canada Infrastructure program.

  • To date more than $1.2 billion Federal funding was approved under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Projects program across the country.

  • The funding announced today is supported by the Government of from Canada work under the Atlantic Growth Strategy to create well-paying middle class jobs, strengthen local economies and build inclusive communities.

Related links

Federal investments in infrastructure Prince Edward Island
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/prog-proj-pe-eng.html

Invest in Canada: from Canada Long term infrastructure plan
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html

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