Bath families will benefit from improvements to community hall
More than $48,000 from the Government of Canada will support local project
October 10, 2017 – Bath, N.B.
Bath families will benefit from improved community infrastructure as a result of more than $48,000 from the Government of Canada.
The funding was announced today by TJ Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
The funding will support upgrades to the Bath community hall including the installation of a heat pump, washroom upgrades as well as upgrades to flooring, ceiling and doors. These renovations will improve the energy efficiency and the overall state of the facility.
This investment is being allocated under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), a $300‑million fund established to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday through investments in the community spaces that bring Canadians together. Of that amount, up to $33.2 million is being invested in Atlantic Canada.
“This investment is a community-building project to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. And there’s no better way to mark this milestone than to celebrate the places that bring us together—the places that allow us to stay fit, unwind and connect with our friends and neighbours. That’s how we establish the bonds of common understanding and friendship in a country where people come from every corner of the world. The values of openness, diversity and inclusion that define all Canadians are forged in our community spaces.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA
“The Government of Canada recognizes that investing in community infrastructure is necessary to strengthen the middle class and provide municipalities with the building blocks they need to support a high standard of living for all Canadians and their families. The Bath Knights Inc. community hall plays an integral role in the daily lives of local residents and these improvements will help to ensure that the facility remains a community hub to be enjoyed by all for many years to come.”
– TJ Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac
“On behalf of the Knights of Columbus council 6741, I would like to thank ACOA for providing funding to assist in the renewal of this important community asset. With this assistance, the Knights will be able to continue to provide a facility to accommodate various community events and groups in a barrier free environment for many more years. We greatly appreciate the efforts of our local MP and MLA’s respective offices in helping to secure this support.”
– Troy Stone, Bath Mayor and Treasurer, Bath Knights Inc.
- CIP 150 is designed to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure assets and facilities across the country that promote community and cultural benefits for the public.
- Infrastructure investments are a proven, effective means of boosting economic activity and enhancing the quality of life for Canadian families.
- Projects supported by the program are chosen based on assessment criteria including construction-readiness and public benefit, the extent to which funding is leveraged from other sources and linkages to Canada 150.
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