More than $187,000 in funding announced for five communities in P.E.I.

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Eastern Kings Sportsplex in Souris, Prince Edward Island

The federal and provincial governments have announced a combined investment of $187,437 for five communities across Prince Edward Island to make needed infrastructure upgrades to community facilities.

Eastern Kings Sportsplex Inc., Wheatley River Women’s Institute, Harbour Authority of Covehead, Long Creek Women’s Institute, and O’Leary Community Sports Centre are completing necessary upgrades to their community facilities to better serve the needs of residents and visitors.

The Government of Canada invested a total of $97,752 in these projects through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. The Government of Prince Edward Island, through the Island Community Fund, invested $89,685 towards the upgrades.

Eastern Kings Sportsplex Inc. has completed upgrades to the Eastern Kings Sportsplex, including replacing the arena boards and rubber flooring.

The Wheatley River Women’s Institute completed necessary repairs to the Wheatley River Community Hall. This included replacing the flooring in the main hall and upgrades to the insulation and heating systems.

The Harbour Authority of Covehead installed new electrical, fresh water and security systems. Additional finger docks were also installed and a storage facility was added.

Long Creek Women’s Institute has completed upgrades to the Long Creek Community Centre. These upgrades included replacing siding, gutters and downspouts, installing a new window and storm door and renovations were completed to make the washrooms wheelchair-accessible.

O’Leary Community Sports Centre improved the facility’s energy efficiency by installing a new evaporative condenser.

Organizations: Eastern Kings Sportsplex, Harbour Authority of Covehead, O’Leary Community Sports Centre Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund Island Community Fund Long Creek Community Centre

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Wheatley River, Long Creek Canada Kings

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