March 6, 2017
There’s a lot to celebrate with Canada’s 150th
anniversary of Confederation, including two wins in Ward 6!
Congratulations to the communities of Discovery Ridge and
Glendale/Glendale Meadows, who were selected as two of only 13 grants across
Calgary for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150). Discovery
Ridge will receive funding to upgrade their recreation area, and
Glendale/Glendale Meadows will be rehabilitating their Community Hall.
CIP 150 supports projects seeking to renovate, expand, and
improve existing community infrastructure. Priority was given to projects that
upgrade recreational facilities, advance a clean growth economy, and have a
positive impact on Indigenous communities and peoples. $2,738,214 is being
distributed to 13 recreational and cultural projects in Calgary.
“We are pleased to see the Government of Canada making
important capital investments in community projects across Calgary,” says Mayor
Naheed Nenshi. “CIP 150-funded projects will bring significant benefit to the
lives of our citizens--an excellent way to celebrate our nation's
Save the date, get involved, and celebrate with the
community! The communities of Strathcona, Christie Park, Aspen Woods, Coach
Hill, Patterson, Springbank Hill and Signal Hill are getting together to
co-host a big Canada 150 Celebration On the Hill!
Finally, to continue the celebration, Council recently approved
(during November’s mid-cycle budget review) a one-time increase to the Ward Community Event Fund of $5,000 per ward, bringing the overall WCEF total to
$210,000, or, $15,000 per ward)! If your community association or
community-based group is planning an event this year, we encourage you to apply
as soon as possible.
There is no specific criteria that the additional $5,000 per
ward is be used specifically for 150th celebrations. Rather, the increase in funding was in
anticipation of communities possibly expanding their regular annual events to
include 150th celebrations or holding specific 150th themed events.
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