December 21, 2017
North Vancouver – The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding helps communities improve their local amenities, thus improving collective well-being in the society.
December 21, 2016 – North Vancouver, British Columbia
Kirkstone Park’s sports field will receive funding for a much-needed renovation in time for the holiday season. The Government of Canada’s CIP 150 investment of $500,000 will upgrade the existing gravel field to a synthetic turf field.
This project will include installing a drainage layer, turf surface, concrete curbing, perimeter fending and gates, pathways, site furnishings, and trail connections.
Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, made the announcement today during a visit with Mayor Richard Walton of the District of North Vancouver.
The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the Government of Canada’s celebration of our country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Budget 2016 provided an additional $150 million over two years to Canada’s Regional Development Agencies to deliver further community funding across the country, starting in 2016-17, with Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) being responsible for administering the program in Western Canada.
Through investments in community infrastructure, the Government of Canada will invest in projects that seek to renovate, expand and improve existing community infrastructure, with a focus on recreational facilities, projects that advance a clean growth economy, and projects with a positive impact on Indigenous communities.
“Having coached soccer for many years for the league in which my two teenage daughters play, I know these facilities are more than just sports complexes – they’re important community centres that enrich the lives of our young people and families. In July, Kirkstone was one of the sites for Hot Summer Nights: kids got to cool off under the hose, and learn about firefighting on tours of the trucks. These are the kinds of things that make investments in our parks and public spaces so important.”
– Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver
“Replacing the field at Kirkstone has been on our priority list for a long time, and thanks to this generous federal partnership funding, Lynn Valley will now have its first artificial turf sports field.”
– Mayor Richard Walton, District of North Vancouver
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