Clarenville Projects Receive Government Funding
The Government of Canada, through ACOA, is investing \\$478,000 through the Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) while the provincial Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development, through the Regional Development Fund, is contributing \\$320,000 towards a project with the Town of Clarenville to re-develop and expand Elizabeth Swan Park. The project involves the expansion of green space for leisure and special events, the replacement and relocation of the cookhouse and pavilion and the construction of an amphitheater.
The Government of Canada, through ACOA, is also investing \\$8,264 through the Business Development Program (BDP) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, through the Department of Advanced Education Skills and Labour’s Job Creation Partnerships Program, is providing \\$22,564 to support the Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce in organizing its Business Symposium and Showcase 2016, taking place September 30 – October 1, 2016.
Through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, the Government of Canada is contributing \\$53,332 to the Clarenville Nordic Ski Club to improve trails and amenities and \\$7,570 to the Clarenville Lion’s Club for the installation of an air conditioning unit in its building.
“The Government of Canada is pleased to support municipalities as well as business and community groups as they play an important role in growing and strengthening the local economy. Public investments in tourism and community initiatives as well as for projects that enhance business opportunities are among the best ways to spur economic growth, job creation and broad-based prosperity.”
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA
“Government of Canada investments in community initiatives such as these, help strengthen and build a strong middle-class while supporting tourism and business development in the Clarenville region. Our Government is committed to these sectors of our economy and to the men and women who work tirelessly to make a real and lasting impact in our communities.”
- The Honourable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and MP for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity
“The Provincial Government is pleased to support the Town of Clarenville and the Clarenville Chamber of Commerce. Both initiatives will greatly benefit residents and the community as a whole. As a government, we are committed to the growth and diversification of our economy and are pleased to see projects like the expansion of Elizabeth Swan Park and the organization of a business symposium, contribute to that growth.”
- The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism Culture and Rural Development
“This investment of over \\$900,000 in my district speaks to the positive and collaborative relationship we have built with our federal partners. Both levels of government are committed to expanding economic and social opportunities at the local level. There are a lot of people to thank for this investment not the least of which is the Clarenville Town Council and the Clarenville and Area Chamber of Commerce. All of whom work shoulder to shoulder with their federal and provincial counterparts to make things happen. I am delighted with this initiative. The Clarenville region continues to be a place where partners continue to work collaboratively in support of the residents of this area."
- Colin Holloway, MHA for Terra Nova