Backgrounder: Minister Sajjan announces new PacifiCan service on Vancouver Island and the Coast, and an investment of $5.2 million in the local economy


Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced over $5.2 million in PacifiCan funding for 19 projects across Vancouver Island and the Coast. This includes over $3.6 million for 11 projects funded through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund and $1.6 million for eight projects funded through the Tourism Relief Fund.

The projects announced today include:

Canada Community Revitalization Fund

Tseycum First Nation 
Design and construct Tseycum Wellness Centre

World Fisheries Trust
Replace fishing dock at Elk Beaver Lake Regional Park

Shawnigan Cobble Hill Farmers Institute and Agricultural Society    
Expand and upgrade the Cobble Hill Hall's kitchen

Victoria Highland Games Association
Build Craigflower Community Centre in the town of View Royal

City of Colwood        
Upgrade park signage and infrastructure in the City of Colwood

Town of Ladysmith
Upgrade infrastructure and improve public amenities in downtown Ladysmith

City of Powell River
Upgrade Marine Avenue in downtown

Cowichan Wooden Boat Society
Renovate the Maritime Centre's pier

Capital Regional District
Revitalize Centennial Park plaza in the village of Ganges

The Board of Education of School District No.61 (Greater Victoria)
Upgrade Northridge Elementary School playground in Victoria

City of Nanaimo
Install an inclusive playground at Maffeo Sutton Park

Tourism Relief Fund

Powell River Educational Services Society
Upgrade the Powell Forest Canoe Route in Powell River

Nimmo Bay Resort Ltd.
Expand tourism season through upgrades to facilities in Nimmo Bay

City of Langford
Create a new arts and cultural hub for visitors to Langford

Victoria Attractions Association
Create a virtual reality of key attractions in Greater Victoria

Sechart Whaling Station Ltd. (Broken Islands Lodge)
Upgrade health, safety and inclusiveness of the facilities at Sechart Lodge

Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks     
Launch a Tla-o-qui-aht cultural experience and expand presence in Tribal Parks

Tourism Café Canada Ltd.
Deliver micro-learning online platform to support tourism operator recovery

Toquaht Nation
Build an Indigenous cookhouse to expand tourism offerings in Ucluelet

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Haley Hodgson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of International Development and Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan)

Jillian Glover
Communications Manager
Pacific Economic Development Canada

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