Village of Atholville Receives Funds to Complete Community Hall Renovations
The project funding has been used to complete renovations to Alma Hall. Work involved improving washroom access for persons with disabilities, upgrading the kitchen used for community and youth activities, as well as improvements to the ventilation and heating systems.
The Government of Canada invested \\$50,400 in the project through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), while the Province of New Brunswick and the Village of Atholville each contributed \\$50,000.
CIP 150 is providing up to \\$300 million nationally over two years to support projects to rehabilitate, renovate and expand community and recreational infrastructure as part of the Government of Canada’s activities to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.
As part of the recently launched Atlantic Growth Strategy, the Government of Canada is committed to supporting infrastructure projects in communities across the region that enrich the quality of life of local residents. This investment builds on this commitment.
“The Government of Canada is committed to support renovations and improvements to the places where families can go, spend quality time and make lasting memories together. It is important to invest in our communities and promote their unique cultural heritage.”
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA
“Today’s announcement for Alma Hall is an example of the valuable investments the Government of Canada is making through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. As a place where people can come to learn, celebrate and remember, this community centre plays an integral role in the daily lives of Atholville residents. These improvements will help to ensure that Alma Hall remains a community hub to be enjoyed by all for many years to come.”
- Rene Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche
“The provincial government is proud to have invested in this important community facility. This project created jobs and will support the health and well-being of local families in Atholville and area.”
- Gilles LePage, MLA for Restigouche West on behalf of the Honourable Donald Arseneault, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation.
“I am very excited with today’s announcement. This joint venture with ACOA, the province and our municipality will help us to improve the quality of services offered at our community center. Furthermore, it is in line with our goal to improve access for persons with disabilities in our facilities.”
- Michel Soucy, Mayor – Village of Atholville