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The Shuswap Recreation Society will undertake upgrades to the Sunwave Centre, thanks to the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program, a major job-creating investment from Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
Today, Colin Mayes, Member of Parliament for Okanagan-Shuswap, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced federal funding for the renovation, which will create jobs in Salmon Arm.
Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, our Government is creating immediate jobs and building stronger, healthier communities,” said MP Mayes. “
The upgrades at the Hucul Pond Arena will benefit our local families for years to come. Upgrading the Sunwave Centre will ensure our community has access to the essential infrastructure we need today, and in the future.”
Funding of $30,500 is provided through the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program, part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
Federal funding will allow the Shuswap Recreation Society, a non-profit organization that operates the Sunwave Centre, to install permanent bleachers at Hucul Pond Arena. The project will increase seating capacity by 60 per cent and provide access for people with disabilities. Shower facilities will also be added to the women’s dressing room.
The Shuswap Recreation Society is extremely pleased to have received this funding under the federal government’s Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program,” said Bruce Halverson, President of the Shuswap Recreation Society. “
This funding has allowed us to partner with the City of Salmon Arm to improve the Centre and expand the scope of our project so that we can provide the best facilities possible for the community of Salmon Arm.”
The Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program 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.
For more information, contact:
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Shuswap Recreation Society
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