Yorkton – Main streets, community centres and recreation spaces are at the heart of small towns and cities across Saskatchewan. These spaces play a key role in bringing people together and helping to build strong local economies and communities where people want to live and work. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting new infrastructure and the revitalization of existing public assets in seven communities across East-Central Saskatchewan.
Daniel Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan announced a federal investment of $1,236,821 for seven community-led infrastructure projects that will support community vitality and bring people back together. These funds, provided through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, will help these communities in rural Saskatchewan build and improve community infrastructure so they can rebound from the effects of the pandemic.
The projects announced today include:
- The City of Yorkton received $450,000 to upgrade the dehumidifier and air exchange system at the Access Communications Water Park.
- The Town of Porcupine Plain received $450,000 to develop new recreational amenities at Larwood-Shaw Memorial Park, including a water park, skate park and fitness and obstacle course.
- The Town of Preeceville received $139,000 to construct a bike and skate park.
- The Town of Esterhazy received $125,000 to improve the downtown area and Main Street.
- The Town of Bredenbury received $28,500 to revitalize and add recreation amenities on the grounds of the new community centre.
- The Village of Grayson received $23,688 to build a covered outdoor gathering space at Heritage Park.
- The Rural Municipality of Ponass Lake No. 367 received $20,633 to renovate the Rose Valley Senior Drop-In Centre.
These investments demonstrate the Government of Canada’s commitment to support economic development in rural communities of all sizes in Saskatchewan and across the Prairies.
“Our government is investing in projects that provide people with access to modern, accessible spaces to help communities connect, ensure the well-being of Canadians, and support the vitality of local businesses through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund. These recreational spaces, community centres and main streets are the hubs of communities and are an important part of local economic recovery.
– Daniel Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan