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Harper Government Invests in Improvements to Community Infrastructure in North Vancouver

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/20/14 -- Western Economic Diversification Canada

Andrew Saxton, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of Western Economic Diversification, today announced funding in support of Metro Vancouver to help rehabilitate North Vancouver's Camp Capilano under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

In Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. The Government committed $150 million over two years for the Fund.

The Fund supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural facilities and other community facilities.

Quick Facts

--  The Government's investment of $200,300 will assist in the
    rehabilitation of Camp Capilano. The project activities will include
    replacement of the roof, septic field and water supply, and the
    installation of accessible washrooms.
--  Camp Capilano was built in 1946 and is operated by Metro Vancouver. The
    camp is popular amongst community service and youth-oriented
    organizations. Patrons have a place to stay as they explore and
    experience overnight camping in a forested setting, with giant fir
    trees, trails and a swift-flowing river in a dramatic canyon.

Quotes

"Our Government's investment in upgrading Camp Capilano is just one example of our commitment to communities across the country. By providing funding for local infrastructure like this, we are helping boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for all Canadians."

--  Andrew Saxton, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and
    Member of Parliament for North Vancouver

"Camp Capilano is an excellent base for outdoor education programs. Generations of youth have enjoyed this facility and explored the park that surrounds it, to better understand nature and ecology. The generous contribution provided by the Government of Canada will help ensure many more youth and other parks users will continue to use this warm and dry refuge in our temperate rainforest."

--  Heather Deal, Chair of Metro Vancouver's Environment and Parks Committee

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Contacts:
Jaime Burke
Regional Communications Manager
Western Economic Diversification Canada
604-666-1318
[email protected]

Stephen Suddes
Visitor Services & Partnership Division Manager
Metro Vancouver Regional Parks
Vancouver, British Columbia
604-432-6361
[email protected]

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