It’s been a good year for recreational infrastucture upgrades in the city of Regina.
The federal government invested $836,000 from the Canada 150 Community Infrastucture Program, a total matched by the city.
Mayor Michael Fougere says the nearly $1.7 million pool was split amongst four projects, a prominent one being upgrades at local rinks.
“The indoor arena lighting for Jack Staples, Jack Hamilton, Murray Balfour, Clarence Mahon, Doug Wickenheiser and Al Ritchie rinks, that’s $373,000 split evenly.”
$400,000 was also spent on upgrading the North West Leisure Centre pool & the Sportsplex and half a million on upgrading four spray pads.
For his part, Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale says the last big birthday Canada had (1967), it was important to build facilities to bring communities together. For this birthday, it’s important to keep them in good shape.