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Allison McCarrick

Chief Administrative Officer

District of Port Hardy

PO Box 68

Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0

Tel: 250 949 6665


Port Hardy receives funding towards the revitalization of the Don Cruikshank Arena

July 03, 2020

The District has received 100% funding from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure, Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure program to complete approximately $3,000,000 of upgrades including a new roof, updates to the ice refrigeration system, increased access to the arena and a new digital marquee.

CCRIS project Information


Project Name

Project Details







Capital Regional District

Mayne Island Regional Trail Phase 1 Development

Construction of a new 2.3 km regional trail separated from vehicle traffic along the main island road to accommodate pedestrian and cycling uses on Mayne Island. Signage will also be installed along the trail.




Cowichan Valley

Cowichan Arena Chiller Replacement and Air Handling Rehabilitation

Upgrades to the Cowichan Arena include replacement of the arena ice plant chiller, rebuilding the dehumidifier, and installation of an air sock to the air handling system to improve air circulation during the dry floor (non-ice) season.




Huu-ay-aht First Nations

Community Cultural Center

Construction of a cultural centre that will include multi-purpose rooms, a kitchen, washrooms, language training room, a dedicated area for arts and crafts sales and production as well as a multi-purpose field for soccer and softball with bleachers, and a presentation stage with stands for outdoor cultural events.




Gabriola Island

Huxley Skatepark Project

Construction of a skatepark in Huxley Park on Gabriola Island includes a covered structure, wooden benches, portable bleachers, garbage cans, new trails to connect to the bus stop and surrounding neighbourhoods, a gravel parking lot, a retaining wall, and chain link fencing.





Improvements to Public Spaces in Parksville Community Park

Construction of a new outdoor theatre, a multi-use gathering plaza, dressing rooms, washrooms and storage space.




Pauquachin First Nation

Legacy Gathering Space

Construction of the Pauquachin Legacy Gathering Place for the expression and exploration of the Coast Salish and WSÁNEC peoples’ traditional culture and history. This project includes a new unheated Big House, a heated and fully serviced band hall, new roof-mounted solar photovoltaic arrays and a back-up generator as well as landscaping, and lighting.




Port McNeill

Pool Mechanical Upgrade and Heat Loop

Upgrades to the pool’s mechanical systems and creation of a heat loop between the pool and the Chilton Arena.





Gorge Soccer Association: Hampton Park Artificial Turf Replacement Project

Replacement of two artificial turf playing fields at Hampton Park including general site preparation, removal of existing artificial turf, regrading existing subsurface materials, and installation of shock/drainage pad and new turf playing surface.



$ 245,000


Scouts Canada: Cascadia Council

Camp Barnard Mor Kitchen and Dining Facility

Installation of a pre-fabricated kitchen and dining facility including accessible washrooms and showers.





Sunriver Multi-use Sport Box

Construction of a multi-use sport box including concrete pads, washrooms and bleachers, emergency road and parking.




T’Sou-ke Nation

T’Sou-ke Nation Community Complex and Health Centre

Construction of a community complex and health centre including community hall, kitchen, outdoor patio, offices, washrooms and elevator.





Amphitrite Point Project

Upgrades to the Ucluelet Amphitrite to create a gathering space for safe storm-watching while giving visitors a view into the surrounding community, cultural and natural histories. Improvements include a multi-purpose space for presentations and interpretive displays, a new wraparound deck and two washrooms.




View Royal

Victoria Highland Games Association: Craigflower Hall Community Centre

Construction of a new community centre on the Craigflower Manor heritage property including a central communal meeting area and multi-purpose meeting rooms.





Victoria Cool Aid Society: Arts Collective Maker Space

Construction of an arts studio space including workstations to support vulnerable and marginalized community members, and installation of a security system.




RNIS project information


Project Name

Project Details








Bamfield Community Hall

Construction of a new hall to provide a space for community gatherings, arts and culture, weddings and funerals includes offices, washrooms, kitchen, bar, coat room, meeting room, event space, outdoor covered deck, storage room, tool shed, and parking lot with electric vehicle charging station.




Dzawada’enuxw First Nation

Padakus Hydropower Project: Construction Phase 2

Construction of a hydropower system to reduce diesel usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and costs to produce electricity for the community. This project includes an intake structure, piping, powerhouse facility, and interconnection to micro-grid.




Hesquiaht First Nation

Ahtaapq Creek Hydropower Project

Construction of a 350-kW hydropower project at Ahtaapq Creek to replace the diesel-generated power that currently supplies Hot Springs Cove Village. The project includes construction of the intake, headpond, dam, penstock, powerhouse, distribution line, tributary intake system and powerhouse.




Kwakiutl First Nation

Outdoor Community Sports Field

Construction of a multi-use field and running track on the Kwakultl First Nation to support health and social opportunities.





Arts and Heritage Hub

Construction of a visual art studio at the Arts and Heritage Hub in Ladysmith includes construction of a boardwalk, reconfiguration of parking, landscaping, benches, signage and bike racks.




Meares Island

Maaqutusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society:Dock Project, Meares Island, Clayoquot Sound

Dock replacement on Meares Island, which is within the traditional territory of the Ahousaht First Nation, to allow continued access to the island. The project includes the installation of a new pier, ramp and float with footings and pilings.




Port Hardy

Recreation Revitalization (Arena)

Renovations to the 39-year-old arena in Port Hardy include a new roof, updates to the ice refrigeration system, increased access to the arena and a new digital marquee.




Toquaht Nation

t̓uk̓ʷaaʔatḥiic hišimyiły̓ak: Toquaht Gathering Place

Construction of a gathering place to support the community of Macoah in the Toquaht Territory will include a lobby, washrooms, change rooms and kitchen.