Three North Shore community centres will be getting more than $116,000 in upgrades through the federal government’s Canada 150 program.
The Community of North Shore will use $56,818 to install a more cost-effective heating and cooling system at the community centre. The Cymbria Lions Club is getting $30,000 for improvements to the community centre, including exterior updates, new signage, and resurfacing the parking lot. The North Rustico Lions Club is also getting $30,000 to update the community centre’s interior and exterior and improve accessibility of the parking lot.
These investments are being allocated under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), a $300‑million fund that was established to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday through investments in the community spaces that bring Canadians together.
Francis Gallant, building chairman at the Cymbria Lions Club, said the club is an active community service organization.
“With CIP150 funding, we are able to improve and maintain our facility so that the many local groups and organizations may continue to use our centre.”
Malpeque MP Wayne Easter made the announcement on behalf of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and was joined representatives from the three community organizations today to make the announcement.
“It is a privilege to meet the dedicated volunteers behind great community projects in rural areas of our province,” Easter said.
“Your organizations are the backbone of healthy communities, and updating these worthwhile resources is key to supporting your missions.”