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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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