WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is spending $1 million for a new sports field at Dakota Collegiate.
The funding builds on efforts by the Dakota Collegiate Alumni, who have been fundraising since 2013 to reach a total goal of $5.1 million. The project will include an artificial turf field, 400-metre rubber track, cricket cage, spectator stands, scoreboard, press box and new parking and drop-off lane.
“Physical activity supports academic achievement and helps to instil confidence and discipline in young people,” said Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum.
“That’s why we want to ensure all students have the opportunity to play and enjoy sports, ensuring a healthy and active population for years to come.”
The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017.