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Saskatchewan recreation, community spaces receive federal funding 

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Government of Canada providing $12.8 million to support recreation and community revitalization

Regina – Canadians are once again gathering, connecting with friends, family, and neighbours in their communities and their downtowns. To help encourage people to gather safely and boost local economies, the Government of Canada is investing in revitalizing community infrastructure across Saskatchewan. Modern infrastructure and amenities create vibrant communities where people want to visit, live, and support the local economy.

The RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina, Daniel Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, announced federal support of $12,839,265 for 56 Saskatchewan recreation and community revitalization initiatives. This funding will support new and improved recreational amenities like playgrounds, museums, community centres and unique outdoor experiences that will provide visitors and residents with opportunities to connect and explore Saskatchewan. Over $2.9 million will go to the RCMP Heritage Centre to develop new programs and visitor experiences, and support the Centre’s pursuit of national museum status.

Funding for the remaining 55 projects is provided through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, administered by PrairiesCan, and will help Saskatchewan communities enhance their recreational amenities and infrastructure.

“Local community and recreation spaces are where people gather, make connections, learn local history, or take in a quiet walk in the park. Our government is continuing to make investments that transform community infrastructure into modern gathering places for people of all ages and abilities through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund. We’re proud to work with the RCMP Heritage Centre to revitalize and enhance features of the Centre that will attract more visitors. Here in Regina, and across Saskatchewan, these locally-led projects are bringing people together and revitalizing infrastructure for residents and visitors to experience and enjoy for years to come.” – Daniel Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan