Village Receives Funding from the Community, Culture and Recreation Fund

July 3, 2020

The Village of Pemberton has been awarded $3.09 million dollars for the construction of a new grass soccer field with water well for irrigation, fencing and lighting, and an amenity building with washrooms, change rooms, storage and concession. The project will be constructed at the Recreation Site located on Pemberton Farm Road East. The total cost of the project is $4,224,405. The Village’s share of the funding will come from Village Community Amenity Contributions (CACs), Squamish-Lillooet Regional District contributions, developer contributions and community contributions. The Village submitted the application in January 2019.

We are extremely grateful to our funding partners for this contribution towards our recreation amenities. This investment will create a healthier, more connected Pemberton. Canada and British Columbia invest in infrastructure in the Lower Mainland to create jobs and strengthen communities Joint federal, provincial and applicant funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support 21 infrastructure projects in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland communities. The Government of Canada is investing more than $44.5 million through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) and the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream (RNIS).

The Government of British Columbia is contributing over $19.2 million, and the applicants (municipalities, Indigenous communities and not-for-profits) are contributing more than $22.3 million. Of the $63.7 million in federal and provincial funding announced today, $19.4 million will be going to nine projects in Indigenous communities.

For information on the Community, Cultural and Recreation Fund, and approved projects visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/7-3-20_mainland_BG.pdf

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