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Thunder Bay recreation projects get a needed funding boost

Thunder Bay recreation projects get a needed funding boost

THUNDER BAY, ONT. — Six recreational and community infrastructure projects across northwestern Ontario will receive funding from the federal and provincial governments.

One of the projects is upgrades to Prince Arthur’s Landing Festival Area along the City of Thunder Bay’s waterfront, which includes reorienting the stage and viewing area, upgrades to the electrical and backstage infrastructure and health and safety improvements.

The funding will also support the rehabilitation of the Red Rock Recreation Centre, which includes new siding, replacing the roof, header and liner systems, flooring in the seniors’ room, bowling lanes, the floor and ventilation system in the gymnasium, the installation of five new accessible doors, a new furnace and ductwork to heat change rooms and the addition of a new pool system and liner, a release indicates.

The Government of Canada is investing over $3.6 million in the projects through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Stream of the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Ontario is providing over $3 million and recipients are investing over $2.4 million.

“Infrastructure upgrades to the festival area at Prince Arthur’s Landing will help to make this premier local destination an even more attractive celebration space in our community,” said Bill Mauro, mayor of the City of Thunder Bay, in a statement. “Thanks to the funding from Infrastructure Canada we are able to enhance our waterfront concert experience and look forward to our post-pandemic concerts once again filling the waterfront with people and live entertainment.”

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