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Prescott gets funding for new recreation complex

Prescott gets funding for new recreation complex

PRESCOTT, ONT.  – An all-year, multiuse recreational complex will be constructed in Prescott, Ont., thanks to joint funding from three levels of government.  

The new recreational complex will include an indoor single ice pad surface with seating capacity of 800 on both sides, a walking track, multiple community rooms with multiuse functions, outdoor softball diamonds and outdoor soccer fields.

The Government of Canada is investing over $5.3 million in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan; the Government of Ontario is providing more than $4.4 million; and the Town of Prescott is contributing over $3.5 million.

“I am elated that the support of the federal and provincial governments is making the dream of our Prescott recreational complex come true,” said Brett Todd, mayor of the Town of Prescott, in a statement.

“This generous funding will allow us to build a first-class arena replacing our greatly missed Leo Boivin Community Centre and getting our local hockey teams and figure skaters back on the ice. And new facilities such as the indoor walking track and community rooms will greatly expand on what we can offer for residents of all ages across the region.”

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