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$13 million allocated to Manitoba recreational facilities

DCN-JOC News Services
$13 million allocated to Manitoba recreational facilities

GOD’S LAKE NARROWS FN, MAN. — The federal and Manitoba governments announced $13 million in funding will go to recreation facilities in five Manitoba communities.

The government of Canada is spending $9.8 million through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream and Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream and Manitoba is investing over $3.1 million. First Nation and municipal contributions total more than $4.6 million towards eligible project costs.

“Today’s announcement is just one example of our government’s continued commitment to creating resilient and vibrant communities across Canada, including right here in Manitoba,” stated federal Minister of Northern Affairs Dan Vandal.

God’s Lake Narrows First Nation will build a new energy-efficient indoor multi-purpose arena with funding of $6 million.

“The Arena-Multiplex project will be a vital part of our community’s social, culture and recreation infrastructure, encouraging participation from our youth, elders and all community members to be active, connect and grow,” God’s Lake First Nation Chief Hubert Watt said.

The Rural Municipality of Headingley will see $1.2 million in funding for a 12,000 square foot addition to the existing community centre, including the addition of a gymnasium and a meeting space.

The Rural Municipality of Rosedale will complete the Kelwood Community Skating Rink project with new plumbing, electrical, flooring, and heating system installations as well as a kitchen and washroom facilities and parking lot resurfacing.

A new Activity Centre in the Rural Municipality of St. Clements will include the construction of a multi-purpose building and enhancements to the adjacent multi-use park.

The Ste. Agathe Red River Access Project involves the addition of a community dock and boat launch at a historic river crossing in the Rural Municipality of Ritchot to provide increased access to the Red River.

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