The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program allows the Government of Canada to follow through on its promise to renovate, expand and improve existing community and cultural infrastructure – facilities we need and use – making a difference in our lives and communities.
Alaina Lockhart, Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) today announced an investment of more than $240,000 for renovations and upgrades to Camp Glenburn, operated by the YMCA of Greater Saint John. The event took place at the YMCA in Saint John, with local MP Wayne Long also in attendance.
The work, which is currently underway, includes expanding the facilities to allow space for programming; upgrades to windows, doors and washroom facilities; electrical, plumbing and heating upgrades; installing a dock for waterfront activities; as well as landscaping and signage.
The Government of Canada is providing a contribution of $240,968 under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program and the YMCA of Greater Saint John is investing $240,968 in the project.
The CIP150 is providing up to $300 million nationally over two years to support projects to rehabilitate, renovate and expand community and recreational infrastructure as part of the Government of Canada’s activities to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. These investments help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities and celebrate Canada’s rich heritage and history. CIP150 is administered by ACOA in the Atlantic region.
“The Government of Canada recognizes that investing in infrastructure is essential to strengthening the middle class and providing municipalities with the building blocks they need to support a high standard of living for all Canadians and their families.”The Honourable Navdeep BainsMinister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA
“Camp Glenburn is an icon in Fundy Royal that has provided our young people an opportunity to come together and participate in healthy activities, build relationships, and develop as leaders. Canada 150 Infrastructure Projects like this remind us of the importance of these places and how they strengthen our communities.”Alaina LockhartMember of Parliament for Fundy Royal
“Camp Glenburn has a rich history of providing amazing experiences for children and youth. For the past 89 years the camp has helped to connect children with nature, instill self-confidence, develop leadership skills and enrich their lives in a unique environment. We are very pleased and thankful that ACOA is providing funding support to help revitalize the camp to ensure we can continue to provide memorable experiences for future generations.”Shilo BoucherPresident & CEO, YMCA of Greater Saint John
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