Government of Canada Invests $500,000 in Improvements to Penzer Park in Partnership with the City of Langley

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Date: 
January 23, 2017

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding helps communities improve their local amenities, thus improving collective well-being in the society.

Penzer Park will receive a significant renovation in time for Canada’s 150th Anniversary, with the Government of Canada’s CIP 150 investment of $500,000 in partnership with the City of Langley’s contribution of $800,000. 

John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale-Langley City, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, made the announcement today at Penzer Park in Langley.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the Government of Canada's celebration of our country's 150th anniversary of Confederation. The 2016 federal budget provides an additional $150 million over two years to Canada’s Regional Development Agencies to deliver further community funding across the country, starting in 2016-17. The Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is responsible for administering the program in Western Canada.

Through investments in community infrastructure, the Government of Canada will invest in projects that seek to renovate, expand and improve existing community infrastructure, with a focus on recreational facilities, projects that advance a clean growth economy, and projects with a positive impact on Indigenous communities.

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“Parks are valued in an established community as they provide opportunity for friends and family to gather and enjoy the best of what the community has to offer and physical activities. The upgrades of Penzer Park will improve the park for citizens and make it even more enjoyable.” 

- John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale-Langley City

“The City of Langley is committed to significant park upgrades by investing $800,000 into Penzer Park, and is excited to partner with the federal government to improve these featured amenities in our community. We appreciate the hard work that our federal representative, MP John Aldag, has done to secure federal funding Penzer Park renewal project. It will be a time and place to remember on Canada's 150th birthday.”

- Ted Schaffer, Mayor of the City of Langley 

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Additional Information:

 

Gunraj Gill
Office of John Aldag, MP
Telephone: 778-245-0030
Email: john.aldag.a1@parl.gc.ca

 

Samantha Paulson
City of Langley
Telephone: 604-514-2823
Email: spaulson@langleycity.ca

 

 

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