Town of Gibsons receives funding to renovate park space in downtown Gibsons

July 20, 2022 at 11:35 am  Federal, Politics

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

Wednesday, July 20 – Gibsons, 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 Gibsons, 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 existing 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, Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, on behalf of 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 $138,000 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for the Town of Gibsons.

This funding will allow the Town of Gibsons to refresh public park space at the Five Corners intersection in downtown Gibsons, B.C. Project activities include building accessible public washrooms, installing bike racks, creating more seating and tables, and landscaping with new turf and plants. The renovated park will provide residents and visitors with a safe, multi-purpose space to gather, encouraging community engagement and improving wellness.

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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