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MLCA Recipient of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program Grant

The MLCA was delighted to welcome MP Joan Crockatt and other distinguished guests on Wednesday, July 29th at our Hall where MP Crockatt announced that the MLCA was one of the recipients of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program grant.

The Marda Loop Communities Association is very grateful to the Government of Canada and Western Economic Diversification for providing funding to us through this Program. These funds, together with funding from the City of Calgary, will allow us to do much-needed repairs and upgrades to the MLCA Hall.

The upgrades included in our project are critical to maintaining the ongoing operations of the community Hall. This work was scheduled as part of our 2014/15 life cycle plan however due to the high costs involved, (estimated at $308,155) it has been very difficult for us to find the necessary funds.  Needless to say, we are very happy to be able to schedule this work to be done in 2016.

The work includes the replacement of the existing canopies over the front doors, as well as a major upgrade to the HVAC and electrical systems.

By investing in these facility upgrades, the Hall can continue to operate for many years into the future and be a vibrant hub for the communities that we support.

Thank you very much to Western Economic Diversification and the Government of Canada!

As well, we thank all others who supported us in our bid for this grant – MP Joan Crockatt, MLA Greg Clark, Ward 8 Councilor Evan Woolley, Ward 11 Councilor Brian Pincott, and the City of Calgary.

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