Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg invest in the expansion of the St. James Civic Centre in Winnipeg

Manitoba —Investments in local infrastructure by the governments of Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg during this unprecedented time stimulate the economy and address the needs of communities as they recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Investments to build and upgrade community and recreation infrastructure help Manitobans access the services and networks they need to stay connected, share experiences, and build healthy, inclusive, and vibrant communities.

Today, the Honourable Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Western Economic Diversification Canada) and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Canada Water Agency), on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of Central Services, the Honourable Scott Fielding, Minister of Finance and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Kirkfield Park, His Worship Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg and Scott Gillingham, Chair of Finance and Councillor for St. James, announced funding to expand and renovate the St. James Civic Centre in Winnipeg.

The St. James Civic Centre is over 50 years old and in need of improvements to continue to provide the community with places to meet and to access sports and recreational activities. The project funding will allow for the expansion and renovation of the Centre, including new multi-purpose program and meeting rooms, a dedicated administrative space for the St. James Assiniboia 55+, a community kitchen, and improvements to the auditorium, main building entry, and washrooms. As a result, the facility expansion project will provide enhanced program opportunities and improve accessibility.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $5.2 million in this project through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. In addition, the Government of Manitoba is funding over $4.4 million, and the City of Winnipeg is contributing more than $3.5 million towards eligible costs for the project.

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