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Government of Canada Invests in the Town of Powerview-Pine Falls’ Recreational Infrastructure

April 16, 2010
Powerview-Pine Falls, Manitoba

Powerview-Pine Falls is moving forward with renovations to its arena and curling rink thanks to the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program, a major job-creating investment from Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

Investing in the Pine Falls Arena and Curling Rink will create jobs right here in Powerview, while providing our community with an improved recreational arena to enjoy for many years to come,” said Minister Toews on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.

Powerview-Pine Falls is renovating the Pine Falls Arena and Curling Rink, including replacing the existing ice plant and building furnaces with a heat recovery system which will eliminate propane and oil heating.

Funding of $280,000 is provided through the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

On behalf of Council and the Town of Powerview- Pine Falls, I would like to thank Minister Toews and the Federal Government for participating in this very important undertaking - the rebuilding of our recreation complex that will be renamed the Sunova Centre,” said Ted Pichor, Mayor of Powerview-Pine Falls.

TheRInC program will invest $500 million in recreational facilities across Canada over a two-year period. In total, Western Economic Diversification Canada has approved 718 RInC projects that will use all of the funding available in the West. These projects are helping provide a temporary economic stimulus that will help reduce the impacts of the global recession while renewing, upgrading and expanding recreational infrastructure in Canadian communities. 

Visit the RInC program in the West, or Canada's Economic Action Plan for more information.

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The Government of Canada is investing $280,000 to help Powerview-Pine Falls renovate its arena and curling rink. The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament for Provencher, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced the funding under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program to renovate the Pine Falls Arena and Curling Rink, including replacing the existing ice plant and building furnaces with a heat recovery system, eliminating propane and oil heating.

For more information, contact:

Gabriela Klimes
Communications, Winnipeg
Western Economic Diversification Canada
Telephone: 204-983-6243

Bev Dube
Councillor
Town of Pine Falls
Telephone: 204-340-5013

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