Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson has announced six projects in her riding have been awarded grants totaling $3.9 million under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure program of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). This is part of 30 projects being awarded funding across Ontario.
The six local projects include:
Saugeen Shores (Bruce County Museum) $36,419
North Huron (Rehabilitation of the North Huron Wescast Community Complex) $839,475
Brockton (to provide accessible washroom and equipment storage for the soccer facility) $880,080
South Bruce (Mildmay Carrick recreation complex rehabilitation project) $255,300
South Bruce (Teeswater-Culross Community Centre rehab and renovation) $803,000
Kincardine (Kincardine to Inverhuron Provincial Park trail) $1,087,900
“This is fantastic news for these municipalities,” Thompson said. “Upgrading recreational and cultural centres now will ensure our communities will have facilities that have been upgraded and ready for everyone to resume activities and be engaged throughout Huron-Bruce when it is safe to do so.”
The Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure stream supports projects that improve access to and/or quality of community, cultural, and recreation infrastructure projects. Priority is given to projects that are community-oriented, non-commercial and open to the public.
“While we are focusing on winning the battle against the pandemic, we cannot lose sight of the importance of keeping our communities and local residents active and healthy,” Thompson added.
The ICIP program is a 10-year, $30-billion federal, provincial and municipal program that provides funding to improve public transit; community, culture and recreation; green; and rural and northern community infrastructure.
Today’s announcements include more than $1.3 million in provincial funding.