Federal Funding For Welland/Niagara Skatepark Announced

News from the Niagara Centre Constituencey Office of Liberal MP Vance Badawey

Posted March 2nd, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey

Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey

Welland, Ontario – Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, was pleased to inform the students at St. Andrews Catholic School in Welland, that a new skate park will be made possible thanks to $216,667 in approved Federal funding. 

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.  The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is a $300-million national program being delivered by regional development agencies across Canada. 

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 project was spearheaded in large part by the youth of Welland.  Their passion and commitment to improving their community is an inspiration, and this skate park is proof that one can make a difference at any age.” 

“I want to encourage the youth of Niagara to continue to be involved in their communities.  Make yourselves be heard because regardless of age, we are here to listen to you.  You are just as important as any other constituent. Get involved, stay engaged, and build the community that you want to see.”

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