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January 5, 2013
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Province invests in Miltonvale Community Hall

Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development

The newly renovated Miltonvale Community Hall is a valuable addition to the area that will meet the needs of residents for years to come, says Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley.

“We were very pleased to invest in the renovations and expansion so the building is better equipped to host community events like suppers, socials and concerts,” said Minister MacKinley. “This funding reflects the commitment of the provincial government to meet the needs of Island communities and their residents.”

The Milton Community Hall was built over 50 years ago and improvements were necessary to address many deficiencies in the aging building. The project included renovations to the kitchen and bathrooms, an expanded hall, and a larger parking area. The building can now accommodate larger events and is accessible for all people to enjoy. The renovated hall contains rental space which will provide a source of income to the community, and it can offer enhanced social and educational programming for residents.

“I would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of the community volunteers who helped make this important project happen,” said the Minister.

The Island Community Fund provided $150,000 to the project. Skills PEI contributed funding of $86,000. The total cost of the project was $420,500.

“By supporting these projects, Skills PEI is helping to improve local facilities while providing Islanders with valuable work experience in construction and renovation,” said Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allen Roach.

The Island Community Fund is focused on addressing infrastructure needs in communities across Prince Edward Island.

Media Contact: Kim Devine
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