Upgrades Improve Kugluktuk Arena Complex

News Release

Heart of Nunavut community receives needed upgrades and renovations

August 11, 2016 – Kugluktuk, NU – The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)

Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CanNor, announced $225,000 in funding through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to make improvements to the Kugluktuk Arena and Complex in Nunavut.

This investment will support upgrades and renovations to the arena and complex. The boiler system will be replaced and the ventilation system will be upgraded to improve heat recovery and air quality. The fire sprinkler system will also be upgraded, and repairs will be made to the exterior of the building.

The Kugluktuk Arena and Complex is a multi-purpose facility that includes an ice rink, youth centre, community kitchen, fitness centre, community hall, and local radio station. These improvements will ensure the complex will continue to serve community members for years to come.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada is proud to be supporting this important multi-functional space for the community of Kugluktuk. A focal point of the community, these improvements will ensure that residents have a safe place to gather and enjoy recreational activities. The space will contribute to supporting a healthy lifestyle for years to come."

Navdeep Bains,
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

"The Hamlet of Kugluktuk is pleased to have the support of CanNor to further enhance the quality of the structure for future generations to use."

Ryan Nivingalok,
Mayor of Kugluktuk

Quick facts

  • The total investment in the project is $300,000. CanNor's contribution complements an initial investment of $75,000 from the Hamlet of Kugluktuk.

Contacts

Office of the Honourable Navdeep Bains
343-291-2500

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Craig Welsh
Communications Advisor, Nunavut Region
867-667-3210

Hamlet of Kugluktuk
Don LeBlanc
Hamlet Senior Administrator Officer
867-982-6505

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