Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, visited us at our Riverdale office to announce a federal investment of more than $1 million for the green modernization of our McCauley and Kinsmen Community Clubs.
An investment of $781,595 will enable BGCBigs to make energy-efficient upgrades to the McCauley Club, located in the city’s historical McCauley community. Improvements include the installation of new heating and solar power systems and upgrades to the lighting, washrooms, water heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. These improvements are expected to reduce the facility’s energy consumption by an estimated 92.7% and greenhouse gas emissions by 33.2 tonnes, reducing operation costs for the Club.
In addition, an investment of $263,106 will enable us to install a new water heating system, lighting, and solar panels at our Kinsmen Club. These improvements are expected to reduce the facility’s energy consumption by an estimated 90% and greenhouse gas emissions by 29.3 tonnes.
“Through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program, we are paving the way for a prosperous future for Alberta and Canada. The energy-efficient McCauley and Kinsmen community clubs embody our commitment to a low-carbon economy and our unwavering dedication to the well-being of young Canadians. By working hand-in-hand with our partners, we are building sustainable communities and investing in the next generation.”
— The Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities
“The support of the Government of Canada has made it possible for us to upgrade our McCauley and our Kinsmen sites which are filled with children and youth each day after school. By providing this support we can ensure that kids have a safe and caring place to access the supports that they need, food, homework, recreation or just an opportunity to be a kid.”
— Liz O’Neill, Executive Director, BGCBigs