Backgrounder: Communities throughout central and northern Vancouver Island receive funding to revitalize public spaces and enhance tourism experiences

July 19, 2022 at 5:24 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 an investment of over $4.3 million through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for 13 projects, and $406,647 through the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) for five projects, all located throughout central and northern Vancouver Island.

The projects announced today include:

Canada Community Revitalization Fund

Ahousaht First Nations
Renovate Thunderbird Hall in Ahousaht, B.C.
$139,458 

Cape Mudge Indian Band
Install lighting at We Wai Kai sports field in Campbell River, B.C.
$750,000

Town of Comox
Demolish an existing building and construct a new marine services building in Comox, B.C.
$380,000

Denman Island Community Education Society
Create an outdoor multi-use community space on Denman Island.
$93,850

Stz’uminus First Nation
Revitalize downtown Oyster Bay.
$521,900

District of Lantzville
Upgrade the main street in the village core of Lantzville, B.C.
$487,500

Protection Island Lions Club
Renovate facilities at the Beacon House on Protection Island.
$13,000

Regional District of Nanaimo
Construct sport courts and improve Jack Bagley Park.
$500,000

Parksville & District Historical Society
Construct a new entrance pavilion at the Parksville Museum.
$90,000 

City of Parksville
Upgrade the Lions Ventureland Playground in Parksville, B.C.
$300,000

Village of Port Alice
Repair and construct pedestrian walkways in Port Alice, B.C.
$97,500

District of Ucluelet
Build bike lanes, improve accessibility, and beautify a section of Peninsula Road in Ucluelet, B.C.
$750,000

Regional District of Mount Waddington
Renovate the boardwalk in Winter Harbour, B.C.
$259,720

Tourism Relief Fund

Ay Lelum The Good House of Design Inc.
Design and produce authentic Indigenous tourism products for the B.C. market.
$99,999

CruisePlus Management Ltd.
Enhance cruise packages to promote multi-day tourism across B.C.
$99,999

Coastal Rainforest Safaris Inc.
Acquire new boat to expand tour capacity in Port Hardy, B.C.
$99,999

Farewell Harbour Lodge Ltd.
Upgrade remote lodge facilities on Berry Island to capture wellness market.
$99,999

Cedar House Gallery Ltd.
Enhance an Indigenous art gallery in Ucluelet, B.C.
$6,651

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