KENORA – Kenora families will benefit from a revitalized Kenora Aerialettes Gymnastic Club thanks to a $40,000 investment from the Government of Canada. The local club is used extensively by area families as a safe place for children to play, socialize and exercise.
Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora says, “Investing in community infrastructure creates a strong social and economic foundation for our communities. This investment in the Kenora Aerialettes Gymnastics Club will help ensure Kenora families continue to have access to a modern public facility that offers a safe space for their children to exercise, play, train and achieve their fitness goals.”
“We’re thrilled that the Kenora Aerialettes Gymnastics Club is getting a complete renovation of our newly acquired facility to help our club reach its full potential. Modernizing the building will create a space that is safe, user friendly and fully-accessible to the people, organizations and community groups that utilize our facility,” says Vanessa Nowe – President Kenora Aerialettes Gymnastics Club.
Specifically, this FedNor investment will be used to upgrade the plumbing and drainage systems, modernize washroom facilities, create a new entrance, and reconfigure the interior, making it open-concept and fully accessible to all Canadians.
This investment is being allocated under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, a $300-million fund that was established to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday through investments in the community spaces that bring Canadians together. Of that amount, $10.4 million is being invested across Northern Ontario.
“This investment is a community-building project to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. And there’s no better way to mark this milestone than to celebrate the places that bring us together – the places that allow us to stay fit, unwind, and connect with our friends and neighbours. That’s how we establish the bonds of common understanding and friendship in a country where people come from every corner of the world. The values of openness, diversity and inclusion that define all Canadians are forged in our community spaces,” states Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor.
The funding was announced by the Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedNor.