June 2, 2017 – Onaping Falls, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor
The Government of Canada is investing $100,000 to enable the City of Sudbury, in partnership with the Onaping Falls Recreation Committee, to modernize and upgrade the local community centre. Built in the 1950s, the Onaping Falls Community Centre is an important local asset that serves as a central gathering place and social hub for the community.
Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced this Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding. The project, which will include the construction of an outdoor splash pad, will help ensure residents of all ages continue to have access to a fun, safe, modern and family-friendly facility for many years to come.
“The Government of Canada is proud to invest in key infrastructure projects across the nation that strengthen our communities and leave a meaningful and lasting legacy. Today’s announcement will help modernize and expand a valuable community asset that greatly enhances the quality of life for the citizens of Onaping Falls, while helping to celebrate Canada’s rich heritage and history.”
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor
“Investing to improve local infrastructure is the bedrock of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, and I’m proud the people of Onaping Falls will benefit from this important federal initiative. Upgrading and expanding key infrastructure assets here in Nickel Belt and across the country will help ensure our communities are stronger and better positioned to respond to the needs of Canadians.”
Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt
“Today is a great day for the people and businesses of Onaping Falls and indeed, all of Greater Sudbury. We are proud to partner with the Government of Canada, through FedNor, to revitalize and expand our local community centre, which will generate opportunities for residents to stay active, get involved in community activities and create a renewed sense of local pride.”
Carolyn Morin, President, Onaping Falls Recreation Committee
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