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MP George Chahal announces PrairiesCan investments of over $6.6 million that will enhance public spaces across the city, while creating more than 100 jobs
October 13, 2022– Calgary, Alberta – PrairiesCan
Calgarians take every opportunity to get outdoors, socialize and participate in recreational activities, enjoying public spaces and city facilities. Through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, the Government of Canada is supporting communities and community-minded organizations to enhance existing public infrastructure and build new amenities for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Today, George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, announced a federal investment of more than $6.6 million for 17 community-focused projects that will improve key gathering spaces, boost Calgary’s economy, and give Calgarians more spaces to gather with their friends and family.
Examples of projects receiving support include:
The federal investment of $6,663,979 is expected to help create or maintain approximately 107 jobs, increase accessibility and enjoyment of community spaces for people of all ages and abilities, and support and attract new business activity and investments.
“Calgarians value their public spaces and city facilities. Getting outside and gathering in renewed community infrastructure contribute to a high quality of life. Today’s investments will offer people of all ages and abilities more public spaces to enjoy with their friends and family, and continue to make Calgary an even greater place to live, work, play, and visit.”
–The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan
“I’m proud that our government is partnering with community organizations across the city to make sure the residents of Calgary have access to modern amenities throughout the year. These projects will help breath new life in Calgary, and encourage residents and visitors to come out and enjoy everything that our city has to offer.”
–George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview
“Our path to becoming a resilient city includes delivering infrastructure that allows neighbours to connect and families to explore. Today’s announcement demonstrates the power of collaboration between local advocates and different orders of government to build complete communities accessible to all. We are pleased to see many diverse organizations and projects being funded for the benefit of all Calgarians.”
–Jyoti Gondek, Mayor, City of Calgary
“This support from the federal government unlocks tremendous potential for our auditorium to not only be a place for amazing contemporary art, but will also help us to realize new partnerships in the community to activate and animate this historic auditorium in our city. We are incredibly excited and extremely grateful.”
–David Leinster, CEO, Contemporary Calgary
“By creating a sacred space for our Elders and our youth to connect, we empower growth and a sense of community belonging.”
–Krista White, Cultural and Community Support Coordinator, Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary
“A person’s ability is much stronger than their disability. We’re grateful for the support of PrairiesCan as we build an ability centre for persons with complex special needs in Calgary and area. This new facility supports our focus on the well-being, independence and social participation of individuals, and enabling all members of our community to reach their full potential.”
–Sumita Anand, VP of Infrastructure & Business Development, Serenity Place
Office of the Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada, and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Prairies Economic Development Canada
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