Standard to receive funds from Canada 150 Program
Standard and District Agricultural Society will receive $50,000 to upgrade the lighting to be more energy efficient at the Standard and Rosebud Arena through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150). The Government of Canada set forth this program as part of the Canada 150 celebration of confederation.
The Government will provide an additional $150 million to invest in improvements to communities across the country through the CIP 150, with priorities in projects that renovate, expand, and improve local infrastructure. $46.5 million of this has been allocated for Western Canada and will be distributed by Western Economic Diversification Canada in the next two years. Consideration was given to projects that upgrade already existing recreational facilities, advance a clean growth economy, and have a positive impact on Indigenous communities.
Darshan Kang, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, on behalf of Honourable Navdeep Bains, the Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada states in the media release, “Throughout Canada, communities are adding improved infrastructure and amenities for use by residents and visitors alike. The new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program-funded arenas and recreational facilities in Strathmore, Airdrie, Siksika Nation, Standard. Stoney Nation Chestermere, and Banff will be enjoyed for generations to come.”