Ste. Genevieve arena gets funding boost


The Ste. Genevieve Community Centre committee accepts a contribution towards a renovation project from Provencher MP Vic Toews.Ste. Genevieve community centre

   The Ste. Genevieve Community Centre will finally be able to replace their gravel ice rink base with a concrete one after a recent funding announcement by the federal government.

   On November 30, Provencher MP Vic Toews was on hand to present a cheque to the Ste. Genevieve Community Centre committee for rink improvements.

   Tashia Elias, President, Ste. Genevieve Community Centre is pleased with the announcement.

   “We are thrilled to have a concrete surface for our community ice rink,” said Elias.“The funding from CIIF and the RM of Taché has made this dream a reality, and we appreciate the support to become a strong community with more to offer our residents.”

   Funding of $20,964 went towards upgrading the ice rink base from gravel to concrete. The upgrade has helped make the facility more functional by improving public accessibility and allowing it to be used for a wider range of sports, recreational activities and community events throughout the year.

   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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