Sask. Party leader Scott Moe says if his party is given the opportunity to form government once again, a commitment to community rinks and legions will be made.
Moe made the announcement in Moose Jaw Thursday morning as the campaign continues after Tuesday evening’s leaders debate in Regina.
“The Saskatchewan Party understands how important these kinds of facilities are to communities throughout Saskatchewan and that’s why we want to help make them a little more affordable to operate,” Moe said in a release.
The Community Rink Affordability Grant will provide $2,500 per ice surface per year to help communities keep their rink activities affordable for Saskatchewan families. The grant will be restarted in the current fiscal year with communities receiving payments this winter. It will support approximately 635 ice surfaces in 373 communities across Saskatchewan, at a cost to government of $1.7 million per year.
A re-elected Saskatchewan Party government will also increase funding under the Saskatchewan Veteran Service Club Support Program from $100,000 to $1.5 million per year.