Backgrounder: Prince Edward Island residents and visitors to benefit from 16 new recreational, cultural, water and wastewater projects


Joint federal, provincial, and municipal funding, will support 16 projects in Eastern PEI, including recreational and cultural projects, and water and wastewater improvements.

The Government of Canada is investing over $5.3 million total towards these 16 projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Stream (CCRIS), the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS), and the New Building Canada Fund – National and Regional Projects (NRP) funding program. The Government of Prince Edward Island is contributing over $6.2 million in total. Municipal and community funding is also being provided for fourteen of these projects with municipalities or not-for-profit organizations making up the remainder of project costs.

Project Information:

Project Name Location Fund Project Details Federal Funding Provincial Funding Community and Municipl Funding
Confederation Trail Stratford NRP Work involves constructing new trails to connect to the existing Provincial trails network. $900,000 $2,100,000 $0
Cardigan Ballfield Lights and Upgrades Three Rivers CCRIS Improvements to the existing ball field facility including installing lights in JD MacIntyre field and the parking lot, upgrading canteen and storage areas, and constructing a broadcast/registration/storage building. $214,751 $178,941 $167,589
Tracadie Community Centre Renovation Grand Tracadie CCRIS Work consists of mechanical and aesthetic improvements, including upgrading heat pumps, flooring, siding, windows, lighting, and cupboards, as well as acquiring essential operational equipment. $41,379.13 $34,779 $43,482
Murray Community Hall Revitalization Murray River CCRIS Construction of a building addition and new basement to allow for restrooms, kitchen and mechanical system. $140,800 $117,322 $109,878
Wood Islands Lighthouse Infrastructure Improvements Woods Island CCRIS Work includes improvements to Wood Islands Lighthouse, including a Lighthouse heat and cooling pump, accessible ramp, new windows, and lighthouse interior repairs. $29,567 $24,636 $30,801
Brudenell Wastewater Treatment System Upgrades Brudenell GIS Upgrading the treatment system to be more cost efficient, and to eliminate discharge into area waterways. Work includes the addition of a new lift station, new settling ponds, and rejuvenating the exterior of the existing building. $650,000 $845,000 $0
Georgetown Water System Upgrades Georgetown GIS Project consists of upgrading critical water system piping, and providing emergency back-up power generation. $300,000 $390,000 $0
Wastewater System Upgrades and Rehabilitation - Rural Municipality of Morell Morell GIS Work includes improvements to the disinfectant system and flow monitoring equipment, and upgrades to backup power generation. $382,609 $318,809 $298,583
Stratford - Water Station Upgrades – Pond side, Cable Heights, Fullertons, Beacon Hill Stratford GIS Project includes upgrading mechanical and operational equipment at the Pond side Water Station, including upgrades to the control, lightning, and a new perimeter fence. $110,957 $92,455 $86,589
Morell Community Rink Renovations Phase 3 Morell CCRIS Work involves constructing new dressing rooms, new accessible barrier free public washrooms, an improved front entrance with wheelchair accessibility, a skate sharpening area, and new sound system. $325,218 $270,987 $253,795
Three Rivers Waterfront Improvements Three Rivers CCRIS Construction of an accessible pedestrian bridge over the Montague River and in-ground seating for the concert area. $401,060 $334,183 $312,982
Three Rivers Georgetown Zamboni Three Rivers CCRIS Purchase of a new ice surfacing machine. $47,256 $39,376 $36,878
Stratford - Pondside Park Multi-Use Courts Stratford CCRIS Work consists of leveling and resurfacing courts; adding a new fence and lines to the surface to accommodate pickle ball, basketball, ball hockey and other sports. $28,696 $23,911 $22,394$0
Stratford - Fullerton's Creek Conservation Area Natural Playground Stratford CCRIS Work involves constructing a natural playground, and a multi-use building. $91,826 $76,514 $71,660
Stratford Sewer Lift Station Upgrades - Pondside/Bayside/Corish Stratford GIS Upgrading the Bayside station to include new pumps, new wet well, stand-by backup power, and a mobile generator. $382,609 $318,809 $298,583
Souris Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrades Souris GIS Project consists of upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment facility to increase the plant’s capacity and accommodate future population growth. $1,320,000 $1,099,890 $1,030,110

Includes funding from municipal and not-for-profit organization sources.

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