Canada, Manitoba and Winnipeg invest in the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus
Winnipeg: 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, and His Worship Brian Bowman, Mayor of Winnipeg, announced funding for the first phase of the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus, located in Waverley West. They were also joined by the Honourable Jon Reyes, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Waverley, and Janice Lukes, Councillor for Waverley West.
The first phase of this project involves the development of 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. The new facility will provide access to sports and recreation activities, enhanced program opportunities, and places to meet in a centralized campus.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $31.6 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 $31.1 million, and the City of Winnipeg is contributing more than $16.2 million towards eligible costs for the project.