Province to Fund Upgrades at Winnipeg Recreation Facilities

Kevin Chief
Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief (far right) appears at a news conference at the East End Culture and Leisure Centre on Larsen Avenue, Monday, April 14, 2014. (CHRISD.CA)

The Manitoba government has opened up a second round of funding to upgrade public recreation facilities.

Through a three-year, $7.5 million program, organizations can apply for funding through the province to obtain grants to support non-profit or city-owned community recreation facilities within Winnipeg.

“Many Winnipeggers who are known around the world for their success in music, sports and cultural activities got their start in our community centres, sports fields or arenas,” said Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief, minister responsible for the City of Winnipeg. “We want to support the volunteers and community leaders who work to give our young people opportunities to discover and grow their talents and find a sense of belonging in their neighbourhoods.”

Eligible projects involve rehabilitation, improvement or expansion of existing community assets such as athletic facilities, community centres, parks and cultural facilities.

The program began accepting applications on Monday.

— Staff


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