OREANDA-NEWS. September 14, 2016. The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced a Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program investment of \\$194,892 in support of three initiatives in the Dryden region.

Of the total, the Dryden Youth Soccer club will receive \\$100,000 to add shelter facilities to the community's Rotary Park that will provide much needed protection for a variety of user groups, including tournament sports teams. The Municipality of Machin will use \\$70,750 to rehabilitate the Vermillion Bay and Eagle River fire halls. Upgrades will include new siding, windows, doors, and heating equipment. Eagle Lake First Nation will receive \\$24,142 to improve the arena boards at its community facility to enhance safety and reliability during hockey season.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding, delivered through FedNor in Northern Ontario, 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.

Quick facts

  • Canada CIP 150 is designed to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure assets and facilities across the country that promote community and cultural benefits for the public.
  • FedNor is delivering this program in Northern Ontario with an allocation of \\$10.4 million over two years, ending March 31st, 2018.


"The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of investing to help communities in Northwestern Ontario repair and improve community facilities to enhance public safety and extend the life of their community assets. In doing so, we are ensuring that these priority community facilities will continue to be used by and benefit the residents in their respective regions."

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

"Today's announcement is an investment in our way of life here in Northern Ontario. I'm very pleased to see our government invest in community infrastructure to ensure that they are up to modern safety standards. Residents will now be able to continue to work, live, and participate in community events for many years to come."

– The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora

"On behalf of the members of Dryden Youth Soccer, I would like to thank the Government of Canada for supporting our efforts to address priority cultural and recreational needs in our community, promote a healthy and active lifestyle, and provide a safe venue in which to play."

– Kim Douglas, President, Board of Directors, Dryden Youth Soccer