New funding to support ongoing renovations at local historical site.
June 2, 2017 — Kitchener —
The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a time to celebrate the places across this great country that unite and connect us in our communities.
MP Saini, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, today announced that Joseph Schneider Haus will receive $20,000 towards museum roof upgrades.
This project is one of over 350 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) projects approved in southern Ontario under the program’s second intake. For more details, please see the backgrounder.
With the addition of $44.4 million in supplementary funding announced in Budget 2016, the total CIP 150 allocation for southern Ontario, being delivered by FedDev Ontario, is up to $88.8 million. Over 730 projects have been approved under both intakes.
These projects will allow Canadians to enjoy upgraded community facilities such as parks, trails, cultural and community centres. They will also help to create a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
“The renovations to the Joseph Schneider Haus Museum will ensure that members of our community will be able to enjoy this historical and cultural landmark for years to come. Through investing in community infrastructure, such as the Joseph Schneider Haus Museum roof upgrade, the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is providing residents here in Kitchener better access to improved community spaces.”Raj SainiMember of Parliament for Kitchener Centre
“It is critical that we maintain our historical sites so they can continue to tell the story of our past, especially as we celebrate our 150th anniversary year” Ken SeilingRegional Chair, Region of Waterloo
“The upgrade will safeguard this National Historic Site and its collection, protecting and allowing for the ongoing preservation of local Germanic folk art and pieces of national significance” Adèle HempelManager/Curator Waterloo Region Museum and Historic Sites.
- Originally built in 1816, Joseph Schneider Haus is the oldest remaining structure in Kitchener.
- FedDev Ontario received more than 1,000 applications under Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
- Over the coming weeks, local announcements for projects approved through Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in southern Ontario will be taking place.
- The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is a $300-million national program, which is being delivered by regional development agencies across the country.
FedDev Ontario – Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program
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