Innisfail Aquatics Centre receives $227,785 in funding through CIIF

February 15, 2013

Innisfail, ALBERTA
– Today, Earl Dreeshen, Member of Parliament for Red Deer, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Innisfail Aquatic Centre under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

“Our Government is pleased to support projects that leave a lasting legacy of improved infrastructure, such as the Innisfail Aquatic Centre,” said MP Dreeshen. “Our Government’s investment in local infrastructure will benefit Canadian families and communities immediately, helping to support job creation and boosting economic activity.”

The Harper Government’s investment of $227,135 will support the replacement of the water filter and treatment systems, pumps and light fixtures at the Innisfail Aquatic Centre. These energy efficient upgrades will generate savings and extend the life-span of the facility.

“As a community we were very pleased to learn that we would be receiving this much needed support from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund,” said Jim Romane, Mayor of the Town of Innisfail. “We are certainly grateful to the Federal Government for providing us with this funding opportunity. The improvements to the Innisfail Aquatic Centre will ensure that the facility will continue to provide a valuable recreation service to our community for many years to come. On behalf of the citizens of Innisfail, we extend our sincere appreciation to the Federal Government for their support.”

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.