The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding will help improve attractions in St. Boniface and at The Forks.
March 13, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Winnipeg’s riverbanks and adjoining attractions will be transformed, with the help of the Government of Canada’s CIP 150 investment of $1,000,000 in two projects further linking St. Boniface and The Forks.
The announcement was made today by Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface – Saint Vital, and Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada. They were joined by Normand Gousseau, Chief Executive Officer of Entreprises Riel, and Paul Jordan, Chief Executive Officer of The Forks North Portage Partnership.
The Government of Canada’s CIP 150 investment provides $500,000 to Entreprises Riel for their Taché Promenade Renewal project, and another $500,000 to The Forks North Portage Partnership for The Forks Reconciliation Walk project.
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. Budget 2016 provided 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, with Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) being 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.
“This Canada 150 CIP investment is one of many that will be announced in Manitoba, responding to the significant demand for community infrastructure improvements across Western Canada. The expansion of the Taché Promenade trail will have a transformative effect on the riverbank, further energize our community and build on our links to The Forks and downtown.”
- Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface – Saint Vital
“The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a way to not only celebrate our country’s diversity and inclusivity but support the vital work of reconciliation, so that Canada’s next 150 years leaves a better legacy than the past.”
- Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre
“Today’s announcement is an important step in bringing together partners to undertake The Forks Reconciliation Walk project. The project will engage Indigenous artists to enhance an existing pathway through designing and installing landscaping features with treaty and reconciliation themes. We are pleased to receive support from the federal government for this project which is also part of a big picture to connect to other points of interest along a loop between St. Boniface and The Forks.”
- Paul Jordan, CEO, The Forks North Portage Partnership
“This commitment by the Government of Canada, in the context of the country’s 150th celebration, demonstrates the importance given to the celebration of our history, our diversity, and our linguistic duality. Creating places where Canadians and visitors can more fully appreciate the beauty of our country is of great importance.”
- Normand Gousseau, CEO, Entreprises Riel
- Promenade Taché
- The Forks Loop
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