Huli’tun Health Society receives funding to install a fitness playground at Huli’tun Health Centre in Halalt, B.C.

June 29, 2022 at 11:53 am  Federal, Politics

Government of Canada investing across British Columbia to revitalize public spaces and grow vibrant communities

Wednesdy, June 29 – Halalt, B.C. – Pacific Economic Development Canada

Shared public spaces are the heart of communities across Canada. They bring together people of all ages and abilities, supporting businesses and stimulating local economies. In Halalt, like so many places across British Columbia, the community is ready to welcome back residents and visitors to refreshed outdoor public spaces.

The Government of Canada recognizes that many well-loved spaces have laid dormant while Canadians have taken precautions to stay safe. Upgrading exisiting community infrastructure and building new public assets will help Canadian cities and towns provide better access to recreational programs and facilities while boosting their economic vitality.

Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced an investment of $270,000 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the Huli’tun Health Society.

This funding will allow the Society to build and install a fitness playground at the Huli’tun Health Centre in Halalt. Project activities include the purchase of timber, rubber surfacing and equipment, plus associated installation. The playground will encourage local youth and adults to participate in physical and social activities, leading to enhanced health and well-being.

The CCRF was launched in June 2021. It is providing $500 million over two years for Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in projects that build and improve community infrastructure. The Government of Canada is committed to rejuvenating public spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.

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