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The City of Medicine Hat will be able to move forward with its Playground Rehabilitation and Replacement project thanks to the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program, a major job creating investment from Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
Today, LaVar Payne, Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced federal funding for the Playground Rehabilitation and Replacement project that will create jobs for the City of Medicine Hat.
I’m pleased to announce funding towards the first projects under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program in Alberta”, said MP Payne. “
These critical investments will help put Canadians to work, encourage greater participation in physical activity and use of recreational facilities, and ensure that communities across the West have access to the essential infrastructure we need today and in the future.”
Federal funding of $196,600 is provided through the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program under Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
The City of Medicine Hat will remove, replace and rehabilitate ten city playgrounds. Renovations are required to modernize this important source of physical activity for youth and children, and provide a safe and enjoyable structure for the community.
This is a very welcome support from our top level of Government in a time when our citizens will use recreational facilities even more than before,” says Mayor Norm Boucher. “
Council did speak of reviewing and enhancing our recreational master plan and this investment will provide some wind in our sails. We are grateful for any assistance on the recreational front.”
The Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program, is part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan. RInC will invest $500 million in recreational facilities across Canada over a two-year period. It will provide a temporary economic stimulus that will help reduce the impacts of the global recession while renewing, upgrading and expanding recreational infrastructure in Canadian communities.
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