Hartland To Get New Community Centre

Residents of Hartland, N.B., will be getting a new community centre.

Central Carleton Community Complex is the product of combined funding from the federal, provincial and municipal governments. The complex will help support an active lifestyle for residents of central Carleton County.

Ottawa will invest $3.6 million through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The province is providing more than $2.9 million.

The Town of Hartland is contributing more than $2.4 million.

In a news release, Bill Hogan, New Brunswick’s minister of public safety said the announcement is an important project for residents of Hartland and the entire region. He spoke on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Minister Gary Crossman.

“This project is the culmination of a lot of hard work and tremendous support from area residents, the private sector and all three levels of government,” said Hogan in the news release.

(Submitted: Central Carleton Community Complex)

The province says the new community centre will be built behind the existing arena. It will include an ice rink, a walking track, an exercise room, changing rooms and storage space for recreational and programming materials.

Fredericton Member of Parliament Jenica Atwin, who spoke on behalf of federal Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc, said in a news release that these spaces bring people together and lead to a healthier community.

“Whether it be for a hockey game or for a few laps around the walking track with a friend, sports and recreation infrastructure enables community members to get together, socialize and have fun,” said Atwin in the news release.

“The new Central Carleton Community Complex will be a place for residents of all ages to connect with one another and stay active for generations to come.”

The mayor of Hartland, Tracey DeMerchant, called the new centre a “cornerstone of our new community” for generations to come.

“We are ecstatic to tell our residents that it is now official; after years of planning, we are starting to build our new complex this spring,” said DeMerchant in the news release.

“We thank everyone who helped us get here, from leaders in the federal and provincial governments, to the dedicated members of our complex committee, to our extraordinary local supporters and donors.”