Request for funds for Mill Lake amphitheatre

Application to federal infrastructure program

The city will submit a request for funding to build an amphitheatre in Mill Lake Park.

The city will submit a request for funding to build an amphitheatre in Mill Lake Park.

The city will apply for funding to build an amphitheatre at Mill Lake Park through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017, $150 million in federal funding is available to municipalities for projects that expand community use of public facilities.

Council was presented with options for its proposal: the completion of the MRC sports complex; creating a pedestrian crossing at Highway 1 and a boardwalk connection to Hazelwood Place for Discovery Trail; enhancements to the historic brick plant and park at Clayburn Village; enhancements to an area in the civic precinct for celebrations and community gatherings; and the amphitheatre.

Coun. Ross Siemens said selecting the amphitheatre is “a great message our council can send to the arts community that they are vitally important to a vibrant economy.”