Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 26, 2021—The health and safety of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. Communities across Canada are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable.
That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done in these unprecedented times.
Today, Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Kelly Regan, Nova Scotia Minister of Community Services, on behalf of the Honourable Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Nova Scotia Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage; and Nadine Lamontagne, Club Commodore, announced funding for the expansion of the Cheema Aquatic Club Frank Garner Boat House.
The retrofit project for the Cheema Aquatic Club Frank Garner Boat House will include the expansion of the existing clubhouse, which needs more space to accommodate Cheema’s growing membership. The need for this expansion has also been amplified by COVID-19 restrictions.
The construction of an additional floor will improve the club’s accessibility and provide an opportunity to implement new programs. The goal of this project is to improve access to and increase the quality of community and recreational infrastructure in the Regional Municipality of Halifax.
The Government of Canada is investing $600,000 in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Nova Scotia is contributing $500,000 while the Cheema Aquatic Club is investing $400,000.