DRYDEN – “Through the Canada 150 program we are investing in projects that can impact a community both structurally and socially. Having an upgraded arena in Eagle Lake and shelter facility in Dryden, will mean both communities maintain safe areas for people of all ages to enjoy recreational sports. This can have a serious impact on the social structure of a community and I’m proud our government is helping fund projects like these. As for the fire halls in Vermilion Bay and Eagle River, it is crucial we have updated buildings so firefighters can do their jobs safely and efficiently,” said Nault.
Bob Nault was making the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, announced a Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program investment of $194,892 in support of three initiatives in the Dryden region.
The three projects receiving funding include:
* Dryden Youth Soccer Club is the recipient of a $100,000 investment, which will be used to add shelter facilities to the community’s Rotary Park that will provide much needed protection for a variety of user groups, including tournament sports teams.
* The Municipality of Machin will receive $70,750 to rehabilitate the Vermilion Bay and Eagle River fire halls. Upgrades will include new siding, windows, doors and heating equipment.
* Eagle Lake First Nation will receive $24,142 to improve the arena boards to enhance safety and reliability.