The official opening of mâmawêyatitân Centre took place Tuesday in Regina’s North Central neighbourhood.
It was initially conceived in 2003 as the North Central Shared Facility.
The province provided the bulk of the funding at $31-million dollars. The city came up with $8.8-million.
Mayor Michael Fougere says the centre is a game-changing facility for Regina that will help create a stronger, healthier and more engaged community.
mâmawêyatitân is a Cree word meaning “let’s be all together.” There is no capitalization in the Cree language, hence the lower case letter at the beginning of mâmawêyatitân.
The centre is the first of its kind in Canada and will be offering integrated services in one central place.
Currently, tenants of mâmawêyatitân centre include:
- Scott Collegiate, Regina Public Schools
- City of Regina
- Regina Public Library’s Albert Branch
- Regina Police Service
- Scott Infant and Toddler Centre Inc.
- Chili for Children
- North Central Community Association
- The neighbourhood food store provided by REACH (Regina Education Against Child Hunger)
The centre includes the high school, library, community policing centre, daycare, recreational complex and gymnasia, community centre, multipurpose room, and Elders’ room.