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December 27, 2012

Minor league hockey tournaments during the holiday season are a time-honoured Canadian tradition. Hours of practice at the local rink and years of dedication to the sport have all come down to a few days of competition. The Government of Canada salutes our young athletes whether they are representing their local team or their country and those who have supported and guided them over the years. Go Canada Go!

Canada’s Economic Action Plan has been supporting the construction and renovation of arenas in communities across Canada so that our youth have a place to develop their skills in our national sport.

From those lacing up their first pair of skates, to those playing on local competitive teams, having an arena in their hometown can make all the difference. Arenas bring communities together and fuel the dream of one day having the skills to represent our country on the world stage.

Communities across Canada have benefitted from the Building Canada Fund. Consisting of two components, the Major Infrastructure Component and the Communities Component, this fund addresses infrastructure priorities and supports projects designed to further strengthen our economy, create a cleaner environment, and help facilitate strong and prosperous communities.

Visit our Photo Gallery to learn how five of the arenas funded through the Building Canada Fund are delivering real benefits to their communities.

Visit the Infrastructure Canada website for details on other local infrastructure projects in your region.

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