Vancouver, June 2: The federal government has roughly doubled its funding commitment for a new seniors centre in South Vancouver.
Vancouver South MP and Minister of International Development Harjit S. Sajjan celebrated Canada Day by announcing an additional $5.2 million in federal funds for the planned Sunset Seniors Centre, which will be built next to the existing Sunset Community Centre.
The federal government has now committed a total of more than $10.5 million to the project, with the City of Vancouver providing another $3.1 million.
🇨🇦Sunset Seniors Centre Update🇨🇦
There’s nothing I’d rather announce on #CanadaDay. Today, our government has committed a further $5.2 million dollars to build the Sunset Seniors Centre, making the $13.6 million dollar project fully funded.
— Harjit Sajjan (@HarjitSajjan) July 2, 2022
The new, 10,000-square-foot seniors centre will include multi-purpose dining and event rooms, two activity rooms, a fitness room, a commercial kitchen, a café, a lounge area and administrative space, as well as outdoor areas for walking, gardening and gathering, according to a news release from the federal government.
“Seniors and elders are the bedrock of our families and communities, and I am thrilled with the opportunity to support them with amenities, gathering spaces, nutrition programs and more with this new community project. This is a great step forward in making an inclusive city that works for all of us.”