Infrastructure Upgrades Coming to Montague Recreational Facilities
Improvements to curling rink, pool facility and community rental room will benefit residents and visitors
December 19, 2016 – Montague, PE – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Communities need a variety of public infrastructure for people to come together both socially and recreationally, and these facilities are often the foundation of a strong and healthy neighbourhood. In the Town of Montague, groups like the Montague Regional Athletics Complex Association, the Town and Country Aquatics Plus (TCAP), and the Community Welfare League of Montague are working hard to improve their respective facilities to better serve patrons for many years to come.
Montague Curling Club photo: Scott Annear, President Montague Curling Club, at the podium
The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), today joined the Honourable Allen Roach, Minister of Finance, and representatives from the three organizations to announce provincial support, and federal funding through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150).
- The Montague Regional Athletic Complex Association will receive $112,702 through CIP 150 to carry out upgrades to the Montague Curling Club. Work includes roof replacement, interior and exterior upgrades, and energy efficient LED lighting. The Association will match the federal funding for this project.
- TCAP has received $105,550 through CIP 150 to carry out upgrades to its pool and recreation facility. Work included heating, plumbing, and electrical upgrades to the pool, and fitness and community areas. A number of interior and exterior upgrades will improve safety and accessibility at the facility. The organization will match the federal funding for this project.
- The province will provide TCAP with $80,000 in repayable funding for the purchase of equipment and a $15,000 grant to assist with capital improvements to the facility.
- Community Welfare League of Montague will receive $12,000 through CIP 150 to carry out upgrades to the community room at the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre. Work includes the installation of a heat pump to provide air conditioning, humidification, and heating for the rental space as well as improvements to the food and beverage area. The organization will match the federal funding for this project.
“Local organizations like the ones we are celebrating today understand that offering solid community infrastructure is key to long-term social and economic prosperity. I am pleased to announce CIP 150 funding to these three recipients. The projects they will carry out will have many positive benefits in the Town of Montague and surrounding communities. ”
– Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Cardigan
“Investments like this help strengthen rural communities and improve the overall quality of life. The improvements taking place at Town and Country Aquatics Plus will make it an attractive facility for residents interested in improving their health and getting active. The renovations and new equipment will help modernize the facility and make it sustainable into the future. ”
– The Honourable Allan Roach, Minister of Finance and MLA for Montague Kilmuir
“The Board of Directors is proud to announce the restoration of the TCAP fitness and aquatic centre in Montague. Substantial upgrading of the building has been completed, the equipment has been replaced and the pool, new sauna and whirlpool will open soon. A huge amount of volunteer labour and financial support from the community and governments has made these upgrades possible. We welcome everyone to come and enjoy our facility.”
– Allan MacKinnon, The Town and Country Aquatics Plus (TCAP)
“We are pleased to receive this CIP 150 funding, these dollars will put us in the position to be able to carry out some very important upgrades to our facility. The Montague Curling Club is a natural gathering place for residents and visitors in our surrounding communities. From regular members to bonspiels, and event rental opportunities to housing the Montague Lions Club, keeping this facility safe and secure is our top priority.”
– Larry Richards, Manager, Montague Curling Club
“The funds provided by ACOA has allowed us to make some much needed upgrades to the Cavendish Farms Wellness Centre’s community room on the second level. The upgrades include new heat pumps/air conditioning and a bar/canteen area that has greatly assisted in increasing activities and functions within the facility.”
– Scott Bell, Chairman, Community Welfare League of Montague