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David McGrath of the Charlottetown Civic Centre, PEI Minister Carolyn Bertram and Canada’s Minister of State for ACOA Keith Ashfield at the announcement of funding for renovations at the CentreThe Charlottetown Civic Centre will undergo $184,000 in renovations the next few months, thanks to an investment of nearly $77,280 under the Province’s Island Community Fund (ICF), a new provincially funded infrastructure program, and $60,720 from the Government of Canada’s Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) Program, a key federal economic stimulus initiative under its Economic Action Plan. The Civic Centre Management Inc. will provide the balance of $46,000.

The project includes the construction of a new dedicated entrance to the Trade Centre, which will allow for multiple events to occur simultaneously and will also reduce heat loss from the exterior doors. Also, a new event planning and staging area will be built to allow for the efficient production of the many events hosted by the Civic Centre.

The Government of Prince Edward Island has committed a total of $27.5 million in ICF funding for six years. For more information on funding under ICF, visit the Infrastructure Secretariat website at www.gov.pe.ca/go/infrastructure and click on “Programs.” To learn more about Canada’s Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

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