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The Town of Cornwall's outdoor pool will has received a commitment of $79.408.60 through ACOA and provincial funding to make upgrades.
Five Prince Edward Island communities will receive more than $227,000 in provincial and federal funding to make repairs and upgrades to their facilities.
The Town of Cornwall, the Community of Bonshaw, the Afton Community Centre recreation committee, the Community of North Rustico and the Cymbria Lions Club will benefit from the infrastructure funding announced today.
Cornwall's outdoor pool will get an upgrade with its share of the funding, which amounts to $79.408.60.
“We are pleased to receive support from both levels of government for this project,” said Cornwall Mayor Barney Fullerton.
“Our outdoor pool is a great community asset that encourages healthy and active living. This undertaking is not something we could have carried out on our own. With these upgrades and improvements, we will be in a better position to increase our program offering, benefitting residents and the many groups who utilize the facility.”
Federal Fisheries Minister and Egmont MP Gail Shea made the announcement in Cornwall with provincial Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley.
“Community facilities provide a gathering point to come together as neighbours and friends, which helps strengthen the bonds that build strong, vibrant communities,” said Shea.
“I am pleased to announce our Government’s support in these projects. When we improve these facilities, we are supporting small rural communities.”
In total, the Government of Canada, through ACOA, will invest $101,087.28 through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). The Government of Prince Edward Island will invest $75,591 under the Island Community Fund. Community proponents have each made contributions to their respective projects.
“I congratulate all the communities involved for their hard work ensuring their facilities are well maintained for the enjoyment of residents,” said MacKinley. “Through the Island Communities Fund, we are improving the safety and sustainability of community facilities and playgrounds which are a vital part of our rural communities on Prince Edward Island.”