The governments of Canada, Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg announced funding for the first phase of the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus, located in 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.

“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.

“Investments in community infrastructure make our province a better place to live, work, and play,” said Reg Helwer, Manitoba’s Minister of Central Services.

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.

“Investing in modern, inclusive public infrastructure is key to building healthy, connected and vibrant communities. The $31.6 million in federal funding announced today to support the South Winnipeg Recreation Centre will ensure that residents of all ages can get together, meet and share activities that keep them active and enrich their community connections,” said MP Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Western Economic Diversification Canada).

Featured image: Rendering of the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus. (City of Winnipeg)

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