Up­grades com­ing to com­mu­nity spa­ces

Nine projects in cen­tral P.E.I. to share $300,000 in Canada 150 fund­ing

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

As part of the cel­e­bra­tions for Canada’s 150th an­niver­sary, nine projects in cen­tral Prince Ed­ward Is­land will share more than $300,000 in fed­eral govern­ment fund­ing.

Among the projects re­ceiv­ing funds through the Canada 150 Com­mu­nity In­fra­struc­ture Pro­gram (CIP) are up­grades to the Cra­paud Com­mu­nity Curl­ing Club, which will get $65,218, and to the Kingston branch of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, which gets $72,750.

“This sup­port has al­lowed the branch to ex­pand our ren­o­va­tion to not only in­clude the ab­so­lutely nec­es­sary, but also items of im­por­tance to our mem­bers, so that we can con­tinue to ful­fill our mis­sion state­ment,” said Kingston le­gion pres­i­dent Alan Crane. “Or­ga­ni­za­tions like ours are bet­ter able to serve our com­mu­ni­ties thanks to fund­ing pro­grams like CIP 150.”

Wayne Easter, MP for Malpeque, ad­dressed the gath­er­ing Thurs­day at the Kingston le­gion.

“I com­mend the ded­i­cated com­mu­nity groups be­ing rec­og­nized to­day for their con­tin­ued ef­forts to serve their neigh­bours. They are the build­ing blocks of our com­mu­ni­ties,” he said. “As we cel­e­brate Canada’s 150th an­niver­sary, we hon­our this tra­di­tion, and we work to­gether to cre­ate greater op­por­tu­nity for com­ing gen­er­a­tions. With the sup­port of the Govern­ment of Canada through ACOA and CIP 150, I know that these com­mu­ni­ties will ben­e­fit for many years to come.”

The nine projects get­ting fund­ing an­nounced Thurs­day are:

— $72,750 to the Kingston Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch 30 for up­grades to the build­ing and fa­cil­i­ties;

— $65,218 to the Cra­paud Com­mu­nity Curl­ing Club to up­grade fa­cil­i­ties;

— $49,358 to the Afton Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Recre­ation Com­mit­tee to ren­o­vate and up­grade the cen­tre;

— $34,085 to the Town of Corn­wall to en­hance the trail sys­tem and up­grade the skatepark;

— $28,550 to the North River Ru­ral Com­mu­nity Fire Com­pany to up­grade the elec­tri­cal sys­tem and com­mu­nity hall sign;

— $21,219 to the Com­mu­nity of Mil­ton­vale Park to up­grade com­mu­nity park fa­cil­i­ties, add game courts and fenc­ing;

— $15,050 to the Com­mu­nity of Brack­ley to up­grade the Brack­ley Com­mons Com­mu­nity Cen­tre park­ing lot;

— $10,050 to the North River 4-H Club for up­grades to the club­house in Kingston;

— $8,566 to the Brack­ley Point Women’s In­sti­tute Inc. for up­grades to the Brack­ley Beach Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and park­ing area.

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