Backgrounder: Communities throughout central and northern Vancouver Island receive funding to revitalize public spaces and enhance tourism experiences


Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced an investment of over $4.3 million through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for 13 projects, and $406,647 through the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) for five projects, all located throughout central and northern Vancouver Island.

The projects announced today include:

Canada Community Revitalization Fund

Ahousaht First Nations
Renovate Thunderbird Hall in Ahousaht, B.C.

Cape Mudge Indian Band
Install lighting at We Wai Kai sports field in Campbell River, B.C.

Town of Comox
Demolish an existing building and construct a new marine services building in Comox, B.C.

Denman Island Community Education Society
Create an outdoor multi-use community space on Denman Island.

Stz'uminus First Nation
Revitalize downtown Oyster Bay.

District of Lantzville
Upgrade the main street in the village core of Lantzville, B.C.

Protection Island Lions Club
Renovate facilities at the Beacon House on Protection Island.

Regional District of Nanaimo
Construct sport courts and improve Jack Bagley Park.

Parksville & District Historical Society
Construct a new entrance pavilion at the Parksville Museum.

City of Parksville
Upgrade the Lions Ventureland Playground in Parksville, B.C.

Village of Port Alice
Repair and construct pedestrian walkways in Port Alice, B.C.

District of Ucluelet
Build bike lanes, improve accessibility, and beautify a section of Peninsula Road in Ucluelet, B.C.

Regional District of Mount Waddington
Renovate the boardwalk in Winter Harbour, B.C.

Tourism Relief Fund

Ay Lelum The Good House of Design Inc.
Design and produce authentic Indigenous tourism products for the B.C. market.

CruisePlus Management Ltd.
Enhance cruise packages to promote multi-day tourism across B.C.

Coastal Rainforest Safaris Inc.
Acquire new boat to expand tour capacity in Port Hardy, B.C.

Farewell Harbour Lodge Ltd.
Upgrade remote lodge facilities on Berry Island to capture wellness market.

Cedar House Gallery Ltd.
Enhance an Indigenous art gallery in Ucluelet, B.C.

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Haley Hodgson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Economic Development

Amanda Costa
Communications Manager
Pacific Economic Development Canada

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