MP Vic Toews has announced support for the New Bothwell Recreation Centre under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). The statement made by the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament for Provencher, was made on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.
“Our Government’s investment in the Rural Municipality of Hanover will improve the safety, efficiency and usability of the New Bothwell Recreation Centre,” said Minister Toews. “This investment will help create jobs, growth and will support the prosperity of the community for years to come.”
The Harper Government’s investment of $26,375 will enhance the services provided at the
New Bothwell Recreation Centre. Under the project, new counter tops, cabinets, flooring, and furnace will be installed. In addition, the electrical will be upgraded, the building’s overhang will be repaired, and the shelter for the outdoor rink will be enclosed.
“The Rural Municipality of Hanover is thankful to receive this funding under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund to repair and upgrade interior components of the recreation centre such as the flooring, electrical, hot water tank and cupboards, in addition to the east side exterior of the building which has been deemed critical repair,” said Stan Toews, Reeve, Rural Municipality of Hanover. “The partnership between the Government of Canada, the Rural Municipality of Hanover and the New Bothwell Community Centre will allow the Town of New Bothwell to continue to provide quality recreation to residents at this very important time of community growth and development.”
In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. Our Government committed $150 million over two years for the Fund. The Fund supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.
Since 2006, the Harper Government, through WD, has invested in job-creating, small- and medium-sized businesses, aerospace, marine and defence industries, and supported innovative entrepreneurs in pursuing emerging markets. By continuing to promote new economic opportunities, WD is helping to create jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity.