August 15, 2017 – Trenton, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
All Canadians deserve to live in inclusive and vibrant communities where they can connect with their friends and neighbours. Investing in local community infrastructure will improve existing facilities, build stronger community ties and strengthen the middle class and those seeking to join it.
Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, today announced an investment of more than $67,000 for the Trenton and Area Minor Softball Association for upgrades to the Scotia Park ball field. The total cost of the renovations for the ball field, which includes new lighting and fencing, is $135,000.
The ball field, which opened in June of 1971, has been a community hub for over 46 years. The field is used regularly by schools, recreation programs, various tournaments, private events, and annual events such as the Joe Earle Memorial Road Races in Trenton.
Today’s announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
Following the announcement, MP Fraser, members of the Trenton and Area Minor Softball Association and members of the community enjoyed a friendly game of softball and a barbeque.
This project is being partly funded through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150). Funding in Atlantic Canada is delivered through ACOA. These investments, to honour Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities and celebrate Canada’s rich heritage and history.
“Cultural and recreational activities and facilities form an essential part of every community. The Government of Canada recognizes that investing in them celebrates our heritage and improves the quality of life of all Canadians. These renewed facilities not only respond to the demand for community infrastructure improvements, but also provide us an opportunity to celebrate the people of this great country.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA
“Scotia Park in Trenton is a tremendous spot that brings people of all ages out to be active, and have fun. The park is widely used by school teams, and for activities ranging from ball tournaments, races, to recreation events and private events. This investment signals the federal government’s support to see facilities such as this grow with and support generations to come.”
– Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova
• CIP 150 is designed to leave a lasting legacy by supporting the rehabilitation or improvement of existing community infrastructure assets and facilities across the country that promote community and cultural benefits for the public.
• Infrastructure investments are a proven, effective means of boosting economic activity and enhancing the quality of life for Canadian families.
• Projects supported by the program are chosen based on assessment criteria including construction-readiness and public benefit, the extent to which funding is leveraged from other sources and linkages to Canada 150.
• Scotia Park Renovation Project