Strathcona Gardens gets money for new lighting from federal program

The Harper Government’s investment of $37,003 in federal funding will enhance the services provided

Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex is receiving some funds from the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

“By improving facilities such as this, we are helping to boost economic activity while improving local infrastructure,” said Vancouver Island MP john Duncan. “With today’s investment, our Government is demonstrating our commitment to creating jobs, growth and long-term economic prosperity.”

The Harper Government’s investment of $37,003 in federal funding will enhance the services provided by the Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex.

With the funding provided today, the fire alarm panel and overhead pool lighting will be replaced.

These improvements will allow the facility to continue to house social gatherings and sporting events safely.

“The Regional District is grateful for the funding provided by the Government of Canada for this much needed project,” said Ted Lewis, Regional Board Chair.

“Strathcona Gardens is a focal point for recreational activity in the Campbell River area.”

Andy Adams, Chair of the Strathcona Gardens Commission echoed these sentiments, “We would like to thank MP Duncan and Minister Yelich for the support shown for this project which will ensure that we can both continue to provide a safe, healthy facility for our clients and staff, and improve the ongoing operating expenses through installation of energy efficient lighting.”

In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure.

The 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 mediumsized 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.