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Annual International Kite Festival - sponsored by the Parksville Lions Club and the British Columbia Kitefliers Assocation. It is held in the Parksville Community Beach Park during July each year. During the festival there will be food concessions in the park, various vendors, bathroom facilities, kite building tent for beginners, kite demonstrations, banner displays, Popular Teddy Bear Drop.

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New Lions Club project enhances Parksville Community Park-

 

March 11, 2013
Parksville, B.C.  –  James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Alberni, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne
Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for upgrades to the Parksville Community Park under the federal government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

 The investment of $65,597 will be used to install an outdoor fitness centre at Parksville Community Park. The Parksville Lions Club, which initiated the project, has designed the centre with rubber surfaced sidewalks to make the facility fully accessible.

“Parksville Community Park is a focal point for tourists accessing our renowned warm-water beaches,” said Lunney. “I am pleased that our federal government has partnered to expand recreational exercise opportunities for adults in partnership with Parksville Lions Club. This project will complement the Lions’ Venture Land playground for children. It will improve accessibility and contribute to enhanced quality of life for residents and tourists alike, while creating expanded economic opportunity for years to come.”

“The Parksville Lions Club is truly appreciative of the financial support received from the Government of Canada to install an outdoor gym at our community park,” said Lions Secretary Duane Round. “This will provide access to the benefits of outdoor exercise for all Oceanside area residents and especially those with mobility challenges.”

In Economic Action Plan 2012, the federal government announced further support to help communities across the country modernize their infrastructure. Our government committed $150 million over two years for the Fund. The Fund supports projects that look to improve existing community infrastructure accessible for use by the public, such as community centres, recreational buildings, local arenas, cultural and other community facilities.

Since 2006, the government through WD has invested in job-creating small- and medium-sized businesses, aerospace, marine and defence industries, and supported innovative entrepreneurs in pursuing emerging markets.

By continuing to promote new economic opportunities, WD is helping to create jobs, economic growth, and long-term prosperity.

 


 

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