Western Economic Diversification Canada
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Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program

Item 1: Canada's Economic Action Plan

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Canada's Economic Action Plan

Item 2: Calgary, AB

Upgrades to ice plant mechanical system for outdoor rink in Calgary, Alberta
Upgrades to ice plant mechanical system for outdoor rink in Calgary, Alberta

Item 3: Three Hills, AB

Ventilation system upgrades at the Three Hills Aquatics Centre, Alberta
Ventilation system upgrades at the Three Hills Aquatics Centre, Alberta

Item 4: DeBolt, AB

Addition of new community centre to existing curling rink in DeBolt, Alberta
Addition of new community centre to existing curling rink in DeBolt, Alberta

Item 5: Nampa Arena, AB

Upgrades and repairs to the Nampa Arena, Alberta
Upgrades and repairs to the Nampa Arena, Alberta

Item 6: Wheel Chair Path, Salmon Arm, BC

Construction of wheel-chair accessible fitness path in Salmon Arm, British Columbia
Construction of wheel-chair accessible fitness path in Salmon Arm, British Columbia

Item 7: Sooke, BC

Work continues on Camp Bernard’s first aid & activity shelter near Sooke, B.C.
Work continues on Camp Bernard’s first aid & activity shelter near Sooke, B.C.

Item 8: Buick Creek, BC

Photo: Saskatchewan
Finishing touches are made to the new Buick Creek arena in northern British Columbia

Item 9: Richmond Lawn Bowling Club, BC

New artificial turf for Richmond Lawn Bowling Club, British Columbia
New artificial turf for Richmond Lawn Bowling Club, British Columbia

Item 10: Anola School Playground Project

Installation of new benches at Anola School playground, Manitoba.
Installation of new benches at Anola School playground, Manitoba.

Item 11: Landmark, Manitoba

Construction of additional structure for Recreational Centre Complex in Landmark, Manitoba
Construction of additional structure for Recreational Centre Complex in Landmark, Manitoba

Item 12: Warman, Sask

Developing a linear recreational path in Warman, Saskatchewan
Developing a linear recreational path in Warman, Saskatchewan

Item 13: Pool Basin, Allan, SK

Construction of pool basin in Allan, Saskatchewan
Construction of pool basin in Allan, Saskatchewan

Item 14: Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK

Installation of score clock at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchwan
Installation of score clock at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchwan

Item 15: Slideshow Item 12478

Installation of wind turbine to generate power for the arena's artificial ice plant in Hazlet, SK
Installation of wind turbine to generate power for the arena's artificial ice plant in Hazlet, SK

The Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) Program has now ended and funding is no longer available.

What was the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program?

Launched in May 2009, the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program was part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada’s multi-faceted plan to ensure recovery from the global economic downturn. RInC invested $500 million in recreational facilities across Canada over a two-year period. This national initiative provided a temporary economic stimulus that helped create jobs while renewing, upgrading and expanding recreational infrastructure in Canadian communities.

Allocated on a regional per capita basis, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) invested over $146 million in recreational infrastructure projects in the four western provinces.

What is the status of the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program?

The Recreational Infrastructure Canada program ended on October 31, 2011.

What has been accomplished?

WD approved 718 RInC projects, and all available project funds for Western Canada were expended.

For information on funded RInC projects in each of the western provinces select the links that follow:
Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | Saskatchewan

Who can I contact for more information?

For additional information on RInC, contact the WD regional office nearest you. To review other Western Economic Diversification Canada funding programs available, visit WD Programs.

For more information on the federal Economic Action Plan, visit Canada's Economic Action Plan website.