October 26, 2009
Government of Canada Invests in Town of Bruderheim Recreation
“I’m pleased to announce our Government’s support for the Town of Bruderheim addition of an outdoor rink to the existing Bruderheim arena,” said MP Benoit. “Investments such as this will help put Canadians to work, encourage greater participation in physical activity and use of recreational facilities, and ensure that communities across the West have access to an array of recreational options we need today and in the future.”
“My government will continue to invest in public infrastructure — to get value for the taxpayer, to support jobs and to prepare for a return to economic growth,” said Premier Ed Stelmach, MLA for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville. “This terrific new outdoor arena will provide additional recreational opportunities for families in Bruderheim and improve the quality of life in the community.”
“We are excited that we now have the funds in place to complete this project. This has been a work in progress over the last two years between the Town of Bruderheim, The Bruderheim Lions Club and Bruderheim Minor Sports, commented Bruderheim Mayor, Fred Hawryluk. “Now with the help of Mr. Benoit and the federal government we will be able to add on to our recreation facilities and provide healthier life style choices for the people of Bruderheim along with an activity that families can do together for the cost of a pair of skates and hopefully a helmet.”
The Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program will invest $500 million in recreational facilities across Canada over a two-year period. It will provide a temporary economic stimulus that will help reduce the impacts of the global recession while renewing, upgrading and expanding recreational infrastructure in Canadian communities. A total of almost $163 million in RInC funding will be invested across the four western provinces.
RInC is part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada’s multi-faceted stimulus plan that will ensure a quick recovery from the current economic downturn. Western Economic Diversification Canada is delivering the initiative in the four western provinces.
For information on Canada’s Economic Action Plan, please visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.