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January 28, 2015
For immediate release

Montague area projects enhance recreational facilities

Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development

The Montague Wellness Centre and the Brudenell Marina have received funding under the Island Community Fund to upgrade their facilities, says Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley.

“The Island Community Fund provides much-needed infrastructure in rural communities to support their economic growth and enhance their quality of life,” said Mr. MacKinley. “These projects will help to provide more opportunities for recreational activities in the Montague area.”

Funding of $121,400 will be provided to the Community Welfare League for improvements to the Wellness Centre. These include the installation of a heat recovery system, arena seating, a new storage area and renovations. The total cost of the project is $303,500.

The Montague Waterfront Development Corporation will receive funding of $23,500 to construct new docks and install electrical services at the Brudenell Marina. A further contribution of $84,585 will be provided by Skills PEI. The total cost of this project is $124,885.

“The Community Welfare League is grateful for the assistance we have received through the Island Community Fund,” said Scott Bell. “With the investments made in the Wellness Centre, we can now operate the facility at its full potential. This will help ensure our long-term sustainability and assist us in providing a valuable service to the community.”

Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach also took part in the announcement.

Since 2009, the Island Community Fund has invested close to $20 million to support more than 400 projects in rural Prince Edward Island, with a total project value of $67 million.

Media Contact: Wayne MacKinnon
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