Canada and Ontario invest in improved recreation facilities for a community centre in St.-Charles

Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, the governments of Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.

Today, Marc G. Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Natalia Kusendova,
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Francophone Affairs and Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister
of Infrastructure; and His Worship, Paul Schoppmann, Mayor of the Municipality of St.-Charles, announced funding for upgrades to the Community Arena and the addition of a splash pad.
The Government of Canada is investing $161,891 through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is
contributing $134,896 toward this project while the Municipality of St.-Charles is investing $107,941.

Upgrades to the Community Arena will increase occupancy rates and allow the facility to safely host major community events. Once improvements are complete, the renovated facility will
feature an updated fire alarm system and widened doors, a new ice resurfacer, new fitness equipment, and a new splash pad.

These renovations will improve safety and accessibility of the facility and enable St.-Charles residents and visitors alike to enjoy the facility for years to come. All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when they are needed most.