Upgrades to the St. Charles Community Centre will become a reality thanks to $50,000 investment from FedNor.
The money will be used to replace the roof and siding at the community centre.
“The St. Charles Community Centre is an important venue in our rural community that accommodates many social, cultural and private events,” said Mayor Paul Schoppmann, Municipality of St. Charles. “This investment, made possible through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, will guarantee a safe and clean facility for all users.”
The Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) supports, on a cost-shared basis, repairs and improvements to existing community infrastructure that is accessible for use by the public. Across Northern Ontario, community and cultural centres, hockey rinks, swimming pools, and other community projects will soon begin repair and rehabilitation work with support from the fund.
“Our government is pleased today to announce its support for this Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund project in St. Charles,” said Minister for FedNor Tony Clement. “Families and communities across Northern Ontario will benefit from our investments through the Fund, which will also boost economic activity, as well as leave a lasting legacy of modernized community facilities for future generations.”
In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. The Plan identified $150 million over two years for the Fund to support projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.
Recipients of the Fund may receive contributions of up to $1 million and must leverage a minimum of 50 percent of funding from other sources.