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Published on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Falgarwood Park getting upgrade

Oakville receives 4 Canada 150 community infrastructure grants

Falgarwood Park getting upgrade
Oakville MP John Oliver announced $464,600 in funding
Oakville MP John Oliver announced $464,600 in funding for the Town of Oakville from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program — Photo by Gracie Postma/Metroland
By Marta Marychuk, Oakville Beaver

Oakville MP John Oliver announced $464,600 in funding for the Town of Oakville from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) on Friday, April 7 at Falgarwood Park.

Oliver made the announcement along with Oakville Mayor Rob Burton and members of town council, as well the Oakville Wild Youth Soccer Club, which uses the sports field at the park.

In Oakville, these projects include: $336,600 for the expansion of Crosstown Trail, $82,000 toward the rehabilitation of Falgarwood Park soccer field, $33,000 for the improvement of Coronation Park picnic areas, as well as $13,000 for making the Golden Meadow Park playground more accessible.

“As you can see, it (the soccer field) needs some improvements,” said Jalen Chambers, 14, of the Oakville Wild Soccer Club, referring to the mud puddles and uneven playing field in Falgarwood Park.

CIP 150 includes $300 million in funding across Canada over two years for renovating, expanding and improving existing community and cultural infrastructure such as community centres, cultural centres, museums, parks, recreational facilities, trails, libraries and tourism facilities.

“I know from my work in Oakville that the residents of our town highly value their connection to nature through our great ravine trail systems, our parks, and outdoor facilities,” said Oliver.

“We are also a community that shares a great enthusiasm for outdoor sports and activities, regardless of our cultural origins. Today’s funding announcement supports these common pursuits.”

“It’s a real win for our community,” said Burton.

The town’s financial plan will take care of repair and maintenance of the infrastructure, which pulls forward funding for these projects, providing maximum benefit to residents, Burton added.

“This is a wonderful location for the funding investment to happen,” said Oakville Ward 6 regional and town Coun. Tom Adams. “Falgarwood is going to be well served.”
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