B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan supporting more recreation opportunities for Ladner families, says MLA Kahlon

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DELTA – New Democrat MLA Ravi Kahlon says that families in Ladner will now have the opportunity to exercise year-round with help from $1 million in new funding for a local infrastructure project.

“During the Pandemic we’ve seen how important sport and rec facilities are for our community,” said Kahlon, MLA for Delta North. “These investments strengthen our communities and create opportunities for a new generation of athletes. I’m proud of this investment and what it means for the people of Delta in their pursuit of an active lifestyle and improved mental health”.

The funding is going to build the Ladner Covered Multi-Sport Court. The project will redevelop the existing outdoor Ladner lacrosse court into a covered and serviced facility.

This funding is coming through B.C.’s CERIP (Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program) which is providing $100 million in one-time infrastructure grants for impactful projects across B.C. These projects will improve community economic resilience, develop tourism infrastructure, support unique heritage infrastructure, and support economic recovery for rural communities.

CERIP’s funding is distributed through different provincial ministries, including Municipal Affairs; Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport; and Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operators and Rural Development.

This funding is part of BC’s $10 billion COVID-19 response to help support people, businesses, communities, and critical services, and build a strong economic recovery that works for everyone.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/23840