Backgrounder: New and improved culture and recreation infrastructure coming to six BC communities

Backgrounder

Backgrounder: New and improved culture and recreation infrastructure coming to six BC communities

Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will support culture and recreational projects in six British Columbia communities.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $16.1 million in these projects through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure stream. The Government of British Columbia is contributing more than $3.3 million and the applicants (municipalities, Indigenous communities and not-for-profits) are contributing more than $6.6 million.

Project Information:

Project Name

Location

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial
Funding

Applicant
Funding

Juan de Fuca Arena Improvement Project

West Shore, Vancouver Island

Project includes replacing the arena floor and spectator seating, and upgrading the heating system and dressing rooms.

$798,936

$499,335

$699,069

Cowichan Sportsplex Field House Project

North Cowichan

Project includes building a new field house at the Cowichan Sportsplex including fully accessible public washrooms and changerooms, a multi-purpose community meeting/event space, and a much-improved facility administration area.

$582,400

$485,284

$388,316

Community Youth Centre

Tsawwassen First Nation

Project involves building a new recreation, youth and cultural centre including a commercial kitchen, art room, computer lab, library, multi-purpose room, music and dance room teen activity room, weight room, and washrooms with showers

$5,024,025

$1,004,805

$1,771,170

Sema:th Multiplex Facility

Sumas First Nation

Project involves building a new multi-purpose community and recreation facility including a community hall/gym, boardroom, aquatic space, fitness centre, and pedestrian bridge over the neighbouring creek.

$6,629,925

N/A

$2,209,975

Indigenous Cultural Centre and Nature Park

Lake Country

Project involves building a new Indigenous Cultural Centre in Lake Country's Nature Park including a multi-purpose program space, exhibition gallery/event hall, outdoor patio, meeting room and kitchen.

$1,600,000

$1,333,200

$1,266,800

Williams Lake Indian Band Administrative & Community Building

T'exelcemc

Project involves building a new community facility for the Williams Lake Indian Band including a meeting centre, citizens' archive, museum, administrative offices, and arts and artifacts display.

$1,493,190

$0

$497,730


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