The Government of Canada is investing $100,000 to assist with renovations to Sault College’s waterfront recreational facility and tennis courts. The funding will upgrade the interior and exterior of the building by adding a kitchen, change rooms, teaching and learning centre, as well as a new security system. Eight tennis courts on the property will also be upgraded to competition level, and new fencing will be erected around the property’s perimeter.
“The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of investing in key community facilities, such as Sault College’s waterfront facility and tennis courts, to preserve and enhance recreational assets that are widely used by the community at large. The renovations announced today will ensure that residents can continue to pursue their activities in a structurally safe environment.” said, Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor
Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program investment. Sault College acquired the property in 2014 through a generous donation. Its use had been limited due to deteriorating infrastructure.
“I am delighted that today’s announcement will ensure that this important site remains a source of community pride and a beehive of activity. Furthermore, our investment will enable Sault College to strengthen its partnerships with First Nation groups in the area who will use the facility as a teaching and learning centre.” said Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie
The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding, delivered in Northern Ontario through FedNor, is part of the Government of Canada’s coordinated approach to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. These investments across Canada will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities, and celebrate Canada’s rich heritage and history.
“I would like to thank the Government of Canada and FedNor for investing in our waterfront site and for demonstrating its support toward our long-term goals. This facility will augment the recreational and programming services available at Sault College, as well as serve the community.” Ron Common, President, Sault College