The Government of Canada is investing $100,000 to help Prince Township convert a community gathering spot into a multi-purpose, year-round community facility. The pavilion will be used by Prince Township and Sault Ste. Marie area residents for community and cultural events, including a farmers’ market and day camp for children during the summer months, and a skating rink in the winter.
“The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of investing in communities to enhance recreational facilities that provide benefits to its residents. This FedNor investment will ensure residents of Prince Township and the surrounding area can truly benefit from this upgraded facility, while becoming more active and getting involved in community activities.”
said Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie
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 this Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program investment. Specifically, the funding will help extend the concrete pad foundation, partially enclose the structure, upgrade the electrical services, and greatly enhance the parking area surrounding the facility.
“We would like to thank FedNor for this much needed investment. In addition to providing a facility for residents to buy and sell locally, the venue will allow our residents of all ages to be more active and get involved in a wide range of recreational and cultural activities. This facility will serve an important role as a community gathering place.” said Ken Lamming, Mayor, Prince Township
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.