Alaina Lockhart, Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, today announced an investment of $7,850 for Petitcodiac. The work involves upgrades to the Syd Crandall Memorial Ball Field.
Today’s announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
This project is being partly funded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150). Funding in Atlantic Canada is delivered through ACOA. These investments, to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities and celebrate Canada’s rich heritage and history.
Cultural and recreational activities and facilities form an essential part of every community. The Government of Canada recognizes that investing in them celebrates our heritage and improves the quality of life of all Canadians. These renewed facilities not only respond to the demand for community infrastructure improvements, but also provide us an opportunity to celebrate the people of this great country.The Honourable Navdeep BainsMinister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA
"Recreational amenities like the Syd Crandall Memorial Ball Field are important for our communities and the organizations that use them. It’s thanks to the volunteers in the community that places like this serve as a gathering place for residents, families and visitors. These amenities also do much more than this; they raise the quality of life, stimulate economic activity and build vitality in our communities."Alaina LockhartMember of Parliament for Fundy Royal
"The Syd Crandall ballfield has been a wonderful recreational asset in our village that allows our children and adults the benefit of having a safe environment to play in while at the same time promoting the importance of physical activity. On behalf of myself and Council, I would like to thank ACOA for their support in partnering with the Village of Petitcodiac to complete the work needed to keep this valuable asset in our community."Gerald GoganMayor of the Village of Petitcodiac
- CIP 150 is designed to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure assets and facilities across the country that promote community and cultural benefits for the public.
- Infrastructure investments are a proven, effective means of boosting economic activity and enhancing the quality of life for Canadian families.
- Projects supported by the program are chosen based on assessment criteria including construction-readiness and public benefit, the extent to which funding is leveraged from other sources and linkages to Canada 150.
Village of Petitcodiac
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency