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October 10, 2013
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Central PEI communities benefit from infrastructure upgrades with support from Federal and Provincial Governments
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“Community facilities provide a gathering point to come together as neighbours and friends, which helps strengthen the bonds that build strong, vibrant communities,” said Minister Shea. “I am pleased to announce our Government’s support in these projects. When we improve these facilities, we are supporting small rural communities.”
In total, the Government of Canada, through ACOA, will invest $101,087.28 through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). The Government of Prince Edward Island will invest $75,591 under the Island Community Fund. Community proponents have each made contributions to their respective projects.
“I congratulate all the communities involved for their hard work ensuring their facilities are well maintained for the enjoyment of residents,” said Minister MacKinley. “Through the Island Communities Fund, we are improving the safety and sustainability of community facilities and playgrounds which are a vital part of our rural communities on Prince Edward Island.”
• The Town of Cornwall will receive $41,408.60 from the Government of Canada and $38,000 from the Government of Prince Edward Island to carry out improvements to the town’s outdoor community pool.
• The Community of Bonshaw will receive $9,770 from the Government of Canada and $7,616 from the Government of Prince Edward Island for improvements to the Bonshaw Community Centre.
• The Afton Community Centre Recreation Committee will receive $24,140.98 from the Government of Canada and $19,600 from the Government of Prince Edward Island to carry out renovations to the Afton Community Centre.
• The Community of North Rustico will receive $14,269.70 from the Government of Canada and $10,375 from the Government of Prince Edward Island for improvements to Centennial Park.
• The Cymbria Lions Club will receive $11,498 from the Government of Canada for improvements to its facility.
“We are pleased to receive support from both levels of government for this project,” said His Worship, Glen (Barney) Fullerton, Mayor of Cornwall. “Our outdoor pool is a great community asset that encourages healthy and active living. This undertaking is not something we could have carried out on our own. With these upgrades and improvements, we will be in a better position to increase our program offering, benefitting residents and the many groups who utilize the facility.”