That is why governments have been taking decisive action together to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done.
As Prince Edward Island is set to host the 2023 Canada Winter Games, strategic investments in sports and recreation facilities will play a key role in ensuring Islanders deliver a world-class event and create a sporting legacy for the province.
Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Steven Myers, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy; and His Worship Basil L. Stewart, Mayor of the City of Summerside, announced funding today for three projects that will build or improve facilities in Summerside for the 2023 Canada Winter Games.
These projects include upgrades to the Credit Union Place athlete training and hosting facilities and the Silver Fox Curling Club, in addition to the construction of a new multi-purpose training facility. Over the long-term, the new and improved facilities will build Summerside’s capacity to attract major sporting events. The modern facilities will also support local athlete development and promote active lifestyles for residents of all generations.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $2.4 million in these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Prince Edward Island is providing over $2 million, while the City of Summerside and project recipients are providing a total of more than $2.3 million.
The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are working cooperatively to support jobs, improve communities and build confidence, while safely and sustainably restoring economic growth.
“Investing in modern and accessible recreation infrastructure is essential to building healthy, inclusive, and resilient communities. These new and upgraded venues in Summerside will help bring the 2023 Canada Winter Games to life, and support local athlete development for years to come. Projects such as these also create jobs and build stronger communities for Islanders.”
Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“Local sport and recreation centres are a fundamental part of our Island communities. They are places we gather with our friends, our families and our teammates. These infrastructure investments will allow both Islanders and visitors to enjoy and use these facilities into the future.”
The Honourable Steven Myers, Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
“These additions to our community are yet another example of our City’s commitment to health and wellness in addition to our ongoing success as a sport hosting destination of choice. The addition of a new year-round multipurpose training and competition facility along with substantial improvements to the premium seating capacities at Credit Union Place are a wonderful addition to our already state of the art facilities in Summerside.”
His Worship Basil L. Stewart, Mayor of Summerside
Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
$25.3 billion of this funding is supporting social infrastructure in Canadian communities.
The Government of Canada has invested more than $350 million in more than 125 infrastructure projects across Prince Edward Island under the Investing in Canada plan.