Communities in Nunavut have benefited from Infrastructure Stimulus Fund support toward projects like the reconstruction and repair of the Arctic Winter Games Arena in Iqaluit.
The multi-purpose arena is used to host major community events and promote physical activity among youth in the region. The arena provides residents with more recreational and sporting activities, including figure skating, ice hockey and broomball. It will also host major national and international events, such as the upcoming 2014 Arctic Winter Games.
Not only did the $750,000 in federal funding ensure that all the major repairs were completed, the project created construction jobs and a variety of long-term spin-off jobs within the community. This project has also resulted in social, health and economic benefits for the entire community.
Working with the provinces, territories, municipalities and the private sector, more than 4,000 projects were completed under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund. This represented a total investment of about $10 billion in Canada’s public infrastructure.
Visit www.infrastructure.gc.ca to learn more about this, and other Infrastructure Stimulus Fund projects.