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Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Camrose’s Community Infrastructure

February 21, 2013
Camrose, Alberta

Today, Kevin Sorenson, Member of Parliament for Crowfoot, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Max McLean Arena under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

I am proud to see the City of Camrose’s Max McLean Arena benefit from our Government’s support for local infrastructure,” said MP Sorenson. “This investment will help create jobs, growth and will support the prosperity of the community for years to come.

The Harper Government’s investment of $250,000 will enhance the programs and services provided at the Max McLean Arena. This funding supports the replacement of the ice plant condenser, lighting, skate flooring, and arena boards. These improvements will increase the energy efficiency and life-span of the facility, and ensure local residents and visitors continue to enjoy this recreational hub for years to come.

Camrose is extremely pleased and thankful for the CIIF funding allocation as the Max McLean Arena will continue to serve area residents in helping to meet their recreation needs for many more years,” said Marshall Chalmers, Mayor of Camrose.

In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. Our Government committed $150 million over two years for the Fund. The Fund supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.

Since 2006, the Harper Government, through WD, has invested in job-creating small and medium-sized businesses, aerospace, marine and defence industries, and supported innovative entrepreneurs in pursuing emerging markets. By continuing to promote new economic opportunities, WD is helping to create jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity.

For more information, contact:

Donna Kinley
Regional Communications Manager
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Telephone: 780-495-6892
Email: Donna.Kinley@wd.gc.ca

Paul Nielson
Community Services Manager
City of Camrose
Telephone: 780-672-9195
Email: pnielsen@camrose.ca

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