The Government of Canada is funding the upgrade and expansion of the Law arena and curling rink

LEGAL, EU, on December 5, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, the hon Randy BoissonaultThe Minister of Tourism and Assistant Secretary of Finance announced more than $7 million in federal investment to renovate the arena and curling rink. Legalin Alberta.

“Today’s investment in the hockey and curling field Legal goes beyond simply improving community infrastructure and bringing life back to a recreational facility at the heart of a community. It’s a revitalized social space where residents and visitors can celebrate sports, cheer on family and friends at tournaments, and connect with each other over their shared love of our past, our national past. Our government is committed to investing in community infrastructure that helps Albertans stay healthy, stay connected and create lasting memories. “said the reverend. Randy BoissonnaultMinister of Tourism and Deputy Minister of Finance, Hon Dominic LeBlancMinister for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.

“Hockey and curling facilities of the city Legal it represents an important center of recreational activity for the residents of the community and surrounding areas. Arena and curling rink renovation project Legal will provide continued access to public services and programs in a safe, barrier-free, modern and energy-efficient facility. The renovation project would not have been possible without funding from the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Program. on behalf of the city LegalWe thank the government Canada for this funding that came at the right time,” he said Trina Jonesthe mayor of the city Legal.

This will allow federal funding City modernizing and expanding the structure of the building and optimizing the energy efficiency of the center by 18%. Thanks to the additional space, the ice surface can be enlarged, the locker rooms will be expanded and a social activity area can be created. These improvements are expected to reduce the center’s annual energy consumption by approximately 31.8% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 59.4 tons per year.

Government investing in infrastructure Canada it drives our country’s economic growth, increases the resilience of our communities and improves the quality of life for Canadians.

Fast Facts

  • Government Canada It is investing $7,159,360 in this project as part of its Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (BCVI) program.
  • The municipality’s contribution totals $1,789,840.
  • The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program is part of the Enhanced Climate Plan. Canada. It provides $1.5 billion over five years to support repairs, renovations or upgrades to existing public buildings to improve their accessibility and environmental impact. It also includes the construction of new public buildings to serve underserved and high-need communities around the world. Canada.
  • At least 10 percent of the funds go to First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, including projects that serve Indigenous people in urban centers.
  • In December 2022, the second call for applications under the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program began. Applications for major existing community building renovation projects or new community building construction projects with a total eligible value of between $3 million and $25 million will be accepted until February 28, 2023.
  • Applications will continue to be accepted for small to medium renovation projects for existing community buildings with a total eligible cost of between $100. 000 dollars and $2,999,999 by February 28, 2023.
  • Provincial and territorial governments, municipal and regional governments, public sector bodies, non-profit organizations and local organizations interested in the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program are invited to submit applications through the Infrastructure Canada website.
  • Climate Plan announced in December 2020 Canada includes 64 new measures and $15 billion in investments to support a healthy economy and environment.

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For more information: For more information (media only), please contact: Kelly Ouimet, Office of the Honorable Dominique LeBlanc, Director of Communications, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, [email protected], (343) 552-3420; Media Contact: Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll Free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected] ; Trina Jones, Mayor, City of Law, 780-965-2396, Email: [email protected]

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