MP Earl Dreeshen Announces Federal Funding for the Collicut Centre

March 13, 2013


RED DEER, 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 upgrades to the Collicutt Centre under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

“Our Government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in communities across Canada,” said MP Dreeshen. “By making this investment in Red Deer’s Collicutt Centre, we are ensuring that recreational soccer programs are available for community members and visitors all year round.”

The Harper Government’s investment of $105,800 will support the replacement of the turfs in the two indoor soccer fields at the Collicutt Centre, Red Deer’s largest indoor recreation and leisure facility.

“We are thankful to the federal government for the investment they are making in our community,” said his Worship Morris Flewwelling, Mayor of the City of Red Deer. “The Collicutt Centre is a destination for Red Deer residents and visitors, and this investment will go a long way in ensuring we continue to offer exceptional recreation opportunities to all our citizens.”

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.