Communities across Northern BC receive funding to renovate public spaces and make tourism more accessible

June 2, 2022 at 4:23 pm  Federal, Politics

Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced total investments of over $1.8 million through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for five projects in Northern BC. He also announced over $150,000 through the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF).

The projects announced today include:

Canada Community Revitalization Fund

Fraser-Fort George Museum Society
Renovate the Exploration Place Museum & Science Centre with structural upgrades. Funding will also help build a new indoor biome, living plant wall, commercial kitchen and expanded traveling exhibit gallery to help accommodate increased visitor traffic.
$750,000

Canadian Mental Health Association of Northern BC
Upgrade the outdoor space at the Connections Clubhouse with new fencing and a greenhouse for patrons to grow produce and learn new skills.
$29,800

Ride Burns Mountain Biking Association
Refurbish a downhill mountain biking trail at the Boer Mountain Recreational site to improve accessibility and increase ridership.
$114,375

Corporation of the Village of McBride
Upgrade the 105-year-old Bill Clark Memorial Park and Ball Diamond with new spectator stands and dugouts, a scorekeeping booth and scoreboard, building fencing, and picnic area.
$252,134

District of Houston
Increase the accessibility of 10th street in downtown Houston with new paving, lighting, signage, and other beautification elements.
$656,250

Tourism Relief Fund

Northern British Columbia Tourism Association
Create a more inclusive and diverse local tourism sector by identifying and implementing accessible experiences for travelers with disabilities.
$150,500

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