Upgrades coming to Crapaud Exhibition grounds

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The Crapaud Exhibition announced it is building accessible washrooms. The woodsmen/women is popular with the spectators at the Crapaud Exhibition.

Association to construct accessible washrooms with government funding

CRAPAUD — The Crapaud Exhibition Association is planning to upgrade the facility and install accessible washrooms.

The association has gotten a commitment of $72,141 from the federal and provincial governments to complete the upgrades.

"These facility upgrades will allow us to better serve the visitors we welcome to our various events throughout the year," said Crapaud Exhibition Association president Elmer MacDonald. "It also gives more capacity to continue to grow and offer more services to people visiting our community.” 

Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea and provinicial Rural Development Minister Ron MacKinley took part in the announcement at the fair grounds in Crapaud earlier today. The Government of Canada, through ACOA, is investing a total of $60,118 in this initiative and the Government of Prince Edward Island, through the Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development, is investing a total of $12,023 to help with the upgrades. 

“Vibrant and sustainable communities require solid infrastructure for future prosperity," said Shea. "By investing in local infrastructure, we are helping to stimulate the economy and maintain a high quality of life for Islanders.”

MacKinley said the volunteer-based organization has earned a solid reputation for hosting some of the top agricultural showcases in the region.

"The latest renovations will allow the Crapaud Exhibition to better accommodate visitors and participants as the popular event continue to grow," MacKinley said.

Organizations: Crapaud Exhibition Association, Department of Fisheries, Rural Development Islanders

Geographic location: Canada

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  • don
    January 17, 2014 - 19:37

    why can't they use the profit money they make and not use the tax payers money that could be used for health? but i guess it pays to be a good liberal.

    • country boy
      January 18, 2014 - 10:37

      DON....This all volunteer organization returns all it's funds back into upgrading and maintaining its facilities. They do this to give the community the opportunity to showcase rural PEI. This facility draws thousands of visitors over the year into Crapaud benefiting the local businesses. If you were to put their contribution into dollar value then you wouldn't begrudge government's assistance. What organization do you volunteer for to assist your community?