Curl Moncton will benefit from renovations to help deepen connections to people and places

News release

August 4, 2023 · Moncton, New Brunswick · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Canadian communities flourish when they have safe, welcoming public spaces where people can come together to connect, engage and participate in recreational programs and activities.  These vibrant, interactive spaces are important for health and wellbeing in every corner of our country. Breathing new life into our communities also stimulates local economies, creates jobs, and improves the quality of life for Canadians.

Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, announced an investment of $260,680 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for Curl Moncton Inc. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA.

The Province of New Brunswick is also providing $86,895 to the project through the Regional Development Corporation.

This support will help Curl Moncton renovate and replace the roof to better accommodate the 30,000 Greater Moncton community members that access its programs and services each year.

In March, the Public Policy Forum published a report that confirms that Atlantic Canada’s economy is bustling and the region is poised for exponential growth. Today’s announcement highlights how the Government of Canada is contributing to this momentum - strengthing our communities, creating new opportunities, and setting the stage for a strong, sustainable future.


“Atlantic Canada is at a turning point, brimming with new energy and growth. Investing in our shared public spaces like Curl Moncton helps grow local economies, boosts tourism, allows folks to stay active and gives residents more opportunities to deepen their connection to the people and places that we call home.”

The Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA

“Strong, vibrant communities in New Brunswick are a critical part of a robust and inclusive economy. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that everyone can be an active participant in their communities on an equal basis. I am proud that our government is supporting this important and inclusive recreational project that will benefit the region for years to come.”

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe

“Investing in recreational infrastructure that keeps residents active and healthy is an important part of creating vibrant and sustainable communities. The Government of New Brunswick is pleased to provide funding to Curl Moncton for renovations to the arena that will support the popularity of the sport and the growth of the region.”

Réjean Savoie, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation

“We at Curl Moncton are thankful for this support, which has allowed us to maintain our facility that serves Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe curlers and the community. Our goal is to reach more residents of Greater Moncton, so they can learn about the sport our Curl Moncton members love! If you haven't yet, we encourage you to contact Curl Moncton to learn about curling and consider trying our Learn to Curl Program starting in October 2023!"

Jeremey Mallais, Curl Moncton President 

Quick facts

  • Curl Moncton is a community facility providing curling services to the greater Moncton area. Its vision is to be a leading force in the sport of curling in Eastern Canada with the mission to maintain a state-of-the-art facility by providing curling programs and services in a friendly, bilingual atmosphere. 

  • The CCRF was launched in June 2021 and ended on March 31, 2023. The fund provided $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible.

  • The Canada Community Revitalization Fund supported two major streams of activity:

    • adapting community spaces and assets to be more accessible and inclusive,
    • building or improving community spaces to encourage Canadians to engage in and explore their communities and regions. 

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Hugo Alvarez
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Rural Economic Development

Danielle Phillips
Communications Manager
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Mary-Anne Hurley-Corbyn
Regional Development Corporation

Jeremy Mallais
Curl Moncton

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