Fort Frances, ON – The Government of Canada is helping the Township of Chapple to repair and touch up its playgrounds, outdoor rinks, baseball fields and picnic areas. An investment of $10,000 will assist with a variety of upgrades such as adding protective surfacing under playground equipment, adding mesh at the baseball diamond, and increasing the height of backboards at outdoor rinks.
Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay—Rainy River, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program investment.
The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding, delivered in Northern Ontario through FedNor, is part of the Government of Canada’s coordinated approach to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. These investments across Canada will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities, and celebrate Canada’s rich heritage and history.
- Canada CIP 150 is designed to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure assets and facilities across the country that promote community and cultural benefits for the public.
- FedNor is delivering this program in Northern Ontario with an allocation of $10.4 million over two years, ending March 31st, 2018.
“The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of investing in community recreational facilities, such as the ones in the Township of Chapple, to benefit the people in the area and promote healthy living. In addition, these enhancements will restore a sense of pride in the community’s outdoor spaces” says Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor.
“On behalf of the residents of Chapple, I would like to thank the Government of Canada for its investment in our community to revitalize our recreational facilities. The upgrades will help promote greater participation in outdoor activities for townspeople of all ages,” stated Peter Van Heyst, Reeve, Township of Chapple
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