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Governments Commit Funding for Waverley West Recreational Facility

August 12, 2021 1:54 PM | News

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

Government officials announce funding for the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus during an announcement in Bridgwater Park on Thursday, August 12, 2021. (DOUGLAS LITTLE PHOTOGRAPHY)

WINNIPEG — A future sprawling recreation campus in south Winnipeg has received funding commitments from all three levels of government.

The first phase of the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus in Waverley West will include a multi-use, multi-generational recreation centre with gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms, fitness space, a walking/running track, a daycare, a vocational building, and adjacent site development.

Ottawa has committed more than $31.6 million towards the project, while the government of Manitoba is funding more than $31.1 million. The City of Winnipeg’s share will be $16.2 million towards eligible costs.

“This is the largest investment into a recreational facility in the city’s history and as Winnipeg continues to grow to a million people, we’ll continue to need strong government partners that will invest in municipal infrastructure, public transit and recreation,” said Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman.

The new facility will sit on 19 acres of land and provide access to sports and recreation activities, enhanced program opportunities, and places to meet in a centralized campus.

The total project is expected to cost between $80 million to $100 million, with construction scheduled to begin in summer 2023. The facility is expected to open by the end of 2024.

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