(NIAGARA FALLS), ONTARIO – The Governments of Canada and Ontario today announced an investment of $12 million, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara, that will see the construction of a new Boys and Girls Club in Niagara Falls, help to create local jobs in Niagara, and support an important institution that provides valued services in the community.
To make the announcement, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Kim Craitor, Member of Provincial Parliament for Niagara Falls, are joined with Bill Walters, President of the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara.
“Today, I am proud today to be jointly announcing funding for the construction of a new club for the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara, an organization that has given so much to our community” said Minister Nicholson. “Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, our government has announced an historic number of projects to help strengthen our communities. We are getting shovels in the ground, and creating jobs across the country, including here in Niagara.”
“This announcement could not have come at a better time for the boys and girls of our city,” said Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor. “Not only is it a great Christmas present, but the construction of a new first class Boys and Girls Club facility will cap the celebration of 50 years of service to the children of our community by this wonderful caring organization.”
“We are very grateful to Rob Nicholson, Kim Craitor, Niagara Falls City Council and all their staff for their long time support and significant efforts in securing this funding,” said Bill Walters. “there is no way this project could have been completed by March 2011 without it. “
The Governments of Canada and Ontario, along with The Boys and Girls Club of Niagara, are each investing one-third of the total project cost. The federal funding is part of its new national Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, under Canada’s Economic Action Plan unveiled in January 2009. Ontario’s matching contribution is provided through the 2009 Ontario Budget – Confronting the Challenge: Building Our Economic Future.
Canada and Ontario are working together to create jobs and boost the economy, while making significant investments that help communities improve their infrastructure.