WINFIELD, AB – Today, Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin, announced federal funding towards interior upgrades to the Royal Canadian Legion building in Winfield the Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).
“Our Government, through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, is continuing to support communities across Canada,” said Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin. “By improving amenities such as this, we are helping to boost economic activity and maintain a higher quality of life for Canadians.”
Federal funding of $30,300 will assist with several interior upgrades to the Legion, including renovations to the kitchen and other structural enhancements. These improvements will provide veterans and community residents with the opportunity to host functions and events in a modernized facility that is accessible to those with limited mobility.
"The Winfield Legion was formed on October 6th, 1947. We currently have a membership of 50 including two WWII Veterans, Korean War Veterans, as well as many other retired or still active military service personnel. The original Legion building was built in 1934 as a home. Through the strong commitment of our local community we were able to re-build the legion facility," said Al Farmer, Branch President. “CIIF funding will allow us to complete the interior of the building so that we can continue to meet our goals and support our local veterans.”