Little Fort, BC – June 24, 2023 – The Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD), the Government of Canada, and the Province of BC are pleased to announce that renovations have been completed at Latremouille Park, leading to an improved community asset in the heart of Little Fort in Electoral Area “O” (Lower North Thompson).
Visitors of Latremouille Park can now enjoy a new playground and a new picnic shelter with picnic benches. The project also included the installation of a new outhouse, and fencing has been adjusted on the property.
The TNRD received investments of $150,000 from the Government of Canada and $80,000 from Trans Mountain. These funding contributions have covered the full project cost. The park improvement plan was developed by the TNRD with input from residents.
“This project has created an improved space for families and visitors in the community, while keeping the charm of Latremouille Park,” said Jill Hayward, Electoral Area “O” Director. “The TNRD also recognizes the importance of the Canada Community Building Fund and contributions from Trans Mountain for enabling this improvement project, and the positive impacts for our community infrastructure.”
“The Government of Canada is proud to invest in outdoor parks and recreation facilities, which play a vital role in ensuring the health, wellbeing, and vibrancy of our communities,” said the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities. “The addition of a new playground and picnic area in Latremouille Park will provide visitors of all ages with greater opportunities to learn, explore, and enjoy the beautiful outdoor environment that Little Fort has to offer.”
“From summer picnics to playground playdates, the upgrades to Latremouille Park provide a gathering space for families and the Thompson-Nicola community to enjoy for years to come,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “The Canada Community Building Fund helps support community infrastructure projects, like this one, that make life better for people and improve our public spaces.”
A community celebration and barbecue took place on June 24, 2023, hosted by the TNRD in partnership with the Little Fort Recreation Society.
The Government of Canada’s investment was made through the Canada Community Building Fund (CCBF), which is a permanent source of funding provided twice per year to provinces and territories, who in turn flow this funding to municipalities and regional districts to support local infrastructure priorities. These local and regional governments select how to best direct the funds to a range of eligible projects. The CCBF is administered in British Columbia by the Union of BC Municipalities.
To learn more about TNRD parks, trails and recreation, visit: tnrd.ca/parks.
Jo Kang, Community Services Coordinator
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250 377-6301