May 23, 2017 – Wahnapitae, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor
The Government of Canada is investing $65,000 to support key infrastructure enhancements to the Wahnapitae Community Centre and upgrades to its outdoor recreational facilities. This investment will help modernize this community asset and transform the Centre into a more energy efficient facility, which will lead to increased usage by local residents and visitors alike.
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 funding. Specifically, the investment will be used to upgrade insulation and replace eaves troughs, fascia, soffit and windows, as well as support upgrades to the playground and basketball court adjacent to the community centre.
“Today’s announcement is part of our government’s coordinated approach to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Investments, such as this one in the Wahnapitae Community Centre, will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities, and celebrate Canada’s rich heritage and history.”
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor
“The Government of Canada is proud to be making infrastructure investments in communities big and small to help strengthen the social and economic fabric of our country. Upgrading the Wahnapitae Community Centre will ensure citizens and community organizations have access to a safe, modern and energy efficient facility for decades to come.”
Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt
“The Wahnapitae Community Centre is the centrepiece of our community and this infrastructure funding will ensure the facility continues to deliver positive social and economic benefits for residents and businesses throughout the area. We are excited to partner with the Government of Canada through FedNor to breathe new life into this important facility, which is enjoyed by citizens of all ages.”
Steve Bailey, President, Wahnapitae Community Centre
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