Federal government announces $500,000 upgrade to Kirkstone Park sports field

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding helps communities improve their local amenities, thus improving collective well-being in the society.
Mayour Walton and MP Wilkinson announcing funding for Kirkstone Park upgrades
Mayor Walton with MP Jonathan Wilkinson

We will receive $500,000 in funding from the Government of Canada's CIP 150 program to upgrade Kirkstone Park's sports field  — including converting it to synthetic turf — it was announced today.

Details of the announcement

This project will include installing a drainage layer, turf surface, concrete curbing, perimeter fencing and gates, pathways, site furnishings, and trail connections.

Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, made the announcement today during a visit with Mayor Walton.

About the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the Government of Canada's celebration of our country's 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Budget 2016 provided an additional $150 million over two years to Canada’s Regional Development Agencies to deliver further community funding across the country, starting in 2016-17, with Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) being responsible for administering the program in Western Canada.

Through investments in community infrastructure, the Government of Canada will invest in projects that seek to renovate, expand and improve existing community infrastructure, with a focus on recreational facilities, projects that advance a clean growth economy, and projects with a positive impact on Indigenous communities.

Learn more about this Government of Canada program