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Centennial Park gets a federal facelift

Campbell River Mayor Walter Jakeway thanks Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan for a federal grant of more than $225,000 to upgrade Centennial Park.  - Brian Kieran/The Mirror
Campbell River Mayor Walter Jakeway thanks Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan for a federal grant of more than $225,000 to upgrade Centennial Park.
— image credit: Brian Kieran/The Mirror

Just a few blocks from his Campbell River home, Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan has announced a $225,350 federal government grant to give Centennial Park an overdue facelift.

On behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, Duncan announced federal funding for the City of Campbell River under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

“I am proud to see the City of Campbell River benefit from our Government’s support for community spaces,” Minister Duncan said. “This investment will help create jobs in Campbell River while ensuring a solid foundation for continued growth.”

The funding will go towards upgrading the existing practice tennis court into a multi-purpose sport court and to replacing an aging play structure with a natural playscape that uses the natural contours of the park and incorporates natural elements such as boulders, logs, water and a variety of plants to create a natural play environment.

Campbell River Mayor Walter Jakeway said: “Centennial Park is a cornerstone of our community and a testament to the early days of Campbell River’s development. We are very pleased to have the funding support to make these improvements, which will help ensure enjoyment of Centennial Park for years to come.”

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