Member of Parliament Darshan Kang, MP of Calgary Skyview announced today at Lethbridge City Hall that Cardston was the recipient of a $250,000 grant from the federal government for the much needed renovation of the Cardston Swimming Pool building.
Ten community projects in Southern Alberta have been selected to receive a total of over $4.8 million through the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, Canada 150 Fund and Canada Cultural Spaces Fund to help communities modernize local recreation facilities, as well as improve social and cultural infrastructure and programs.
These three programs are part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the Government of Canada's celebration of our country's 150th anniversary of Confederation. Budget 2016 provided an additional $150 million over two years to Canada’s Regional Development Agencies and $168.2 million over two years through Canadian Heritage’s Canada Cultural Spaces Fund to deliver community funding across the country.
Through investments in community, social and cultural infrastructure and programs, the Government of Canada is supporting the legacy of many Canadians who have invested their time, energy and spirit into improving the cultural and recreational opportunities for people of all ages within their communities.
The Government of Canada’s vision for the 150th anniversary of Confederation is to empower communities throughout the country. The renewed facilities and programs not only respond to the demand for community infrastructure improvements, but also leave a lasting legacy beyond 2017. – MP Kang, January 18th funding announcement at Lethbridge City Hall.