Authorities of Canada funds new net-zero River Valley Outside Exercise Centre in Edmonton

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EDMONTON, AB, August 2, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, the Honorable Randy Boissonnault, Secretary of State for Tourism and Deputy Treasury Secretary and MP for Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Secretary of State for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced the end $6.6 million in federal funds for the River Valley Outdoor Activity Center.

“Accessible outdoor spaces are vital to local communities because they foster connections and improve residents’ mental and physical health. Edmontons river valley is no exception. The new River Valley Outdoor Activity Center will offer year-round cultural and sporting experiences accessible to Edmonton residents. Congratulations to the Edmonton Ski Club for your vision and leadership. Edmontonians and visitors from around the world will benefit from this novelty river valley Symbol,” said the Honorable Randy Boissonnault, Secretary of State for Tourism and Deputy Treasury Secretary and Member of Parliament for the Edmonton Center, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Secretary of State for Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.

“The federally funded Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program could greatly benefit a variety of initiatives. It supports the city’s plan to build the community by improving infrastructure in an energy-efficient way, and I’m excited to see how those funds are distributed. The city is committed to working with local organizations like the Edmonton Ski Club to support accessible and inclusive programs available to all Edmonton residents – I look forward to taking this further with the council during budget discussions later this year to investigate,” said His Worship Amarjeet Sohi, Mayor of the City of Edmonton.

“The Edmonton Ski Club is passionate about providing affordable outdoor recreation for families and individuals of all ability levels. With support of the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program, we will build on our 111-year legacy to deliver high-quality, inclusive programs, working collaboratively with our many community partners in a modern, inclusive and environmentally responsible facility,” said Sand FlemingChairman of the Edmonton Ski Club.

The River Valley Outdoor Activity Center is managed by the Edmonton Ski Club, a non-profit corporation that makes more than one contribution $4.6 million to this project. The new activity center offers sports and cultural programs for a range of participants, from people with disabilities to Olympic-level athletes. Additionally, it will be a welcoming and inclusive zero-carbon community space, accessible via both the trail system along the North Saskatchewan River and the trail system Edmontons Valley Line light rail service.

Fast Facts

  • The government of Canada invested $6,661,168 through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program.

  • The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program is an integral part of canada Reinforced climate plan, deployment $1.5 billion over five years towards green and accessible retrofits, repairs or upgrades to existing public community buildings and the construction of new public-access community buildings that serve needy, underserved communities across Europe Canada.

  • At least 10 percent of funds go to projects that serve First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, including indigenous people in urban centers.

  • Provincial/territorial governments, local or regional governments, public entities, non-profit organizations and indigenous organizations interested in the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program are invited to apply for infrastructure Canada Website.

  • Applicants with major retrofit projects to existing community buildings or new community building projects with total eligible costs in the range of 3 million dollars to 25 million dollars were accepted through a competitive admissions process, which was completed July 6, 2021. A second ingestion is expected later in 2022, but the date is yet to be determined. Details of the second call for proposals will be posted on the Infrastructure Canada – Green and Inclusive Community Buildings website when they become available.

  • Announced in December 2020, canada The strengthened climate plan includes 64 new measures and 15 billion dollars when investing in a healthy environment and economy.

Related Links

Green and inclusive community buildings:
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gicb-bcvi/index-eng.html

Invest in Canada Plan project map:
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gmap-gcarte/index-eng.html

Reinforced climate plan:
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/climate-plan/climate-plan-overview.html

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