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Last week, #GOC announced $170 million in funding for Community, Culture and Recreation infrastructure in BC.

These investments will play a key role in strengthening local economies, and helping ensure all British Columbians have access to the services and cultural networks they need to build resilient communities.

The second intake for both streams was announced on June 25, 2020. Information about the programs and applications can be found on the B.C. government website:

Lower Mainland specifics:

  • More than $44.5 million in funding for 21 infrastructure projects across British Columbia’s Lower Mainland under the Investing in Canada Plan.
  • From the construction and rehabilitation of community and recreation centres that bring residents together, to infrastructure that protect residents and businesses from the impacts of climate change, these projects will bring a wide range of benefits to BC communities.
  • In North Delta, our investment will support a new track facility that features an eight-lane, synthetic track and an infield made of natural turf. The new venue will also include field lighting, bleachers, additional parking as well as multi-purpose outdoor courts. ($3,964,230)
  • In the District of Squamish, a new sea dyke will be built in Xwu’nekw Park on the Mamquam Blind Channel to address increased flooding due to rising sea levels. ($2,249,932)