Thessalon Arena Gets FedNor Dollars

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The Government of Canada is helping the Town of Thessalon to reduce the operating costs of its community arena by adding styrofoam insulation and metal siding to two of the arena’s walls. Thanks to a $14,307 contribution from FedNor, the town anticipates the upgrades will reduce energy consumption and building maintenance, as well as prolong the life of the arena’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.

“On behalf of the town residents, I would like to thank the Government of Canada for its investment in our largest and most widely used municipal facility. The assistance is a win-win for us. The improvements will create an attractive centre in our downtown area and help with our energy conservation efforts.” said James Orlando, Mayor, Town of Thessalon

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program investment. Built in 1949, the community arena is used for sporting events, weddings and auctions.

“The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of investing in community assets, such as the Thessalon Memorial Arena, that provide long-term benefits to the community. The facility not only serves as a key recreational venue for area residents of all ages, it also fulfills an important role as a community gathering place.” said, The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding, delivered in Northern Ontario through FedNor, is part of the Government of Canada’s coordinated approach to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. These investments across Canada will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities, and celebrate Canada’s rich heritage and history.

Quick facts

Canada 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.

FedNor is delivering this program in Northern Ontario with an allocation of $10.4 million over two years, ending March 31st, 2018.

“On behalf of the town residents, I would like to thank the Government of Canada for its investment in our largest and most widely used municipal facility. The assistance is a win-win for us. The improvements will create an attractive centre in our downtown area and help with our energy conservation efforts.” James Orlando, Mayor, Town of Thessalon

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