Puslinch receives Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Funding

July 26, 2017

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PUSLINCH, ON – Lloyd Longfield, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, today announced that the Township of Puslinch will receive federal funding in the amount of $75,000 for improvements to the Aberfoyle Baseball diamond . 

This project is one of over 350- Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) projects approved in southern Ontario under the program’s second intake. The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is being delivered by regional development agencies across the country to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. 

With the addition of $44.4 million in supplementary funding announced in Budget 2016, the total CIP 150 allocation for southern Ontario, being delivered by FedDev Ontario, is up to $88.8 million. Over 730 projects have been approved under both intakes. 

The program supports the renovation, expansion and improvement of existing community and cultural infrastructure, including projects that support the Government’s priorities to provide a better future for indigenous peoples and promote a clean growth economy.

The improvements to the Aberfoyle Baseball Diamond on Brock Road are in conjunction with the  Township of Puslinch and will allow for new lighting and bleachers to be constructed.

Quotes:

“Through Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program we are preserving and improving our community infrastructure so that Canadians and their families can enjoy recreation and leisure activities together.  I am pleased to see the Township of Puslinch and Aberfoyle benefitting from this project”.

Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph

“I am delighted that Puslinch Township has received the funding necessary to undertake this project.  Sports fields provide important recreational spaces for residents of all ages to participate in organized sports and community events in Puslinch. Investments like this will continue to provide recreational opportunities in our community for years to come.”                                                                                                                                     

Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington Halton Hills

“We are very pleased to receive a funding contribution in the amount of $75,000 for new lights and bleachers for the Aberfoyle Baseball Diamond.  This will enhance the future use and enjoyment of the Puslinch Community Centre grounds                                                                                                  

Mayor Dennis Lever

 

For further information contact:

Lianne Cassidy

Office of Lloyd Longfield

519-837-8276

Lloyd.Longfield.c1@parl.gc.ca