The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a time to celebrate the places across this great country that unite and connect us in our communities.
Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, today announced that Napanee will benefit from $125,000 in federal infrastructure funding to expand the Rotary Park Playground. The Napanee Rotary Club and TransCanada are also giving matching $125,000 contributions.
This project is one of over 350 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) projects approved in southern Ontario under the program’s second intake.
With the addition of $44.4 million in supplementary funding announced in Budget 2016, the total CIP 150 allocation for southern Ontario, being delivered by FedDev Ontario, is up to $88.8 million. Over 730 projects have been approved under both intakes.
These projects will allow Canadians to enjoy upgraded community facilities such as parks, trails, cultural and community centres. They will also help to create a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
“This investment for Canada’s 150th birthday will provide a lasting legacy of the celebration in Napanee that will be enjoyed every time a family comes to the playground, and will support the attraction and retention of young families. Through our community investments, we are demonstrating our commitment to create and support sustainable growth, economic opportunity, and prosperity in Canada.” Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington
“The Town of Greater Napanee is very pleased to see this level of partnership between our levels of government, private sector, service clubs, and the community at large. The project will have a lasting legacy for our community and will create an improved level of service for residents and visitors; while increasing accessibility. The project comes at a time when Council is focusing on strategic initiatives for the next 20 years and improvements like this to our riverfront and open spaces are a big part of that focus.” Gord Schermerhorn, Mayor, Town of Greater Napanee
“The Rotary Club has always supported projects that help make communities more accessible. Enhancements being made to the park redevelopment will ensure that children and families of all abilities have the opportunity to access the playground.” Tim Craig, President, Napanee Rotary Club
“Through our Host Agreement with the Town of Greater Napanee, TransCanada is pleased to partner with the Rotary Club, the town, and the federal government on this exciting initiative, which is sure to become a focal point for the community for years to come. This park project is a great example of what can be accomplished when the volunteer, private, and public sectors work together in partnership for the benefit of the community.” Peter Webster, Napanee Generating Station, TransCanada