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Memramcook Track And Field Facilities Receive Funding Boost

By Tara Clow Aug 19, 2022 | 10:17 AM

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Upgrades to track and field facilities in Memramcook thanks to funding from three levels of government.

$2.3 million dollars will be invested in the facilities next to the Eugene Leblanc arena.

Memramcook Mayor Maxime Bourgeois says, “This track and field modernization project will help improve the quality of life of our residents, by making this facility safe and reliable for physical activity in a community setting. The proximity of this infrastructure will help stimulate the local economy, social cohesion and the development of collective initiatives that will allow our community to continue to thrive.”

The funding will be used for pathway upgrades, improved lighting and drainage, and other features to support walking and exercise.

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities Dominic Leblanc says, “Memramcook residents have long enjoyed the pathway behind the Eugène LeBlanc Arena. This investment will allow for the full rehabilitation of the track, ensuring that this key piece of infrastructure continues to provide residents of all ages a safe and inviting place to walk, run and exercise.”

The Government of Canada is investing over $1.2 million in this project through the Active Transportation Fund. The Government of New Brunswick is providing $498,000 and the Village of Memramcook is contributing $602,000.

Minister for the Regional Development Corporation Gary Crossman says, “Providing rural communities like Memramcook with an opportunity to be more active is part of our government’s priority to build vibrant and sustainable communities. Having adequate infrastructure will also allow the community to organize and host events and competitions in the region, which will help the economy.”


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