Feds fund upgrades in Blumenort

The Blumenort Recreation Committee was thrilled to accept a cheque from Provencher MP Vic Toews for some much needed improvements at the community’s recreation centre. 

Blumenort arena

On November 30, Provencher MP Vic Toews was on hand to personally present a cheque to the community recreation committee for renovations to the Blumenort Community Centre.

“I am pleased to see our investment in the Blumenort Community Centre already at work, and am proud that this funding is making it possible for the people of Blumenort to have access to a quality recreational facility for years to come,” stated Toews.

Under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) funding of $27,148 is going towards renovations to the facility including repairing the building’s exterior and picnic area, upgrading the skating rink boards, washrooms and hot water system, and installing new flooring. The work done will improve the safety, accessibility and efficiency of the centre and will ensure it continues to serve the community long-term.

RM of Hanover Reeve Stan Toews was thankful for the extra funding.

“The Rural Municipality of Hanover is thankful to receive this funding under the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund,” added the reeve. “The partnership between the Government of Canada, the RM of Hanover and the Blumenort Recreation Association will allow the Town of Blumenort to continue to provide quality recreation to residents at this very important time of community growth and development.”

CIIF supports, on a cost-shared basis, repairs and improvements to existing community infrastructure accessible to the public. Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is delivering the Fund in Western Canada with an allocation of $46.2 million over two years.

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