Town of Quispamsis will benefit from infrastructure upgrades to help bring people back to public spaces safely

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, announced an investment of $227,200 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the Town of Quispamsis. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.

The Honourable Blaine Higgs, Premier of New Brunswick, also announced an investment of $220,000 in the project on behalf of the Province of New Brunswick.

This support will allow the Town of Quispamsis to improve an aging playground and build an accessible splash pad and public washroom. The new construction will meet accessibility standards for youth and special needs groups, creating a safe and comfortable place to bring the community together.

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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