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


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


Project Details

Federal 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.




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.




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




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.




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.




Williams Lake Indian Band Administrative & Community Building


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.




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