Rural Municipality of West River will benefit from renovations and accessibility upgrades to help bring people back to public spaces

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive as they rebound from the effects of COVID-19

May 25, 2022 · West River, Prince Edward Island · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

Today, Heath Macdonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, announced an investment of $300,000 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the Rural Municipality of West River. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

This support will help the Rural Municipality of West River upgrade both R.J. Mutter sports field and the Bonshaw Community Centre. Improvements at R.J. Mutter sports field will include clubhouse renovations and upgrades to the park’s nature trail and green spaces. The Bonshaw Community Centre will undergo renovations to enhance the safety and accessibility of the centre.

The CCRF was launched in June 2021. The Fund provides $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces. As public health restrictions ease, the Government of Canada remains committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This in turn will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.

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