Local families are celebrating. Minaki residents will benefit from an improved venue for recreational and social activities, as a result of an investment from the federal government.
Kenora MP Bob Nault, on behalf of Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, announced an investment of $52,500 to modernize the Minaki Community Recreation Centre.
Nault spoke about what the investment means to the community, and detailed the renovations that will be taking place.
"Our government is committed to helping make our communities better places to live, work, play and visit," stated Nault. "This investment, through FedNor, will provide Minaki residents with an upgraded facility for their community events. The new roof was made in part from recycled materials and the playground equipment will be sourced from a manufacturer recognized for its use of clean technology processes. This is a fitting way to leave a lasting legacy for area residents and to mark Canada's 150th anniversary," explained Nault.
"This investment is a community-building project to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary,” said Bains. “There’s no better way to mark this milestone than to celebrate the places that bring us together – the places that allow us to stay fit, unwind, and connect with our friends and neighbours. That’s how we establish the bonds of common understanding and friendship in a country where people come from every corner of the world. The values of openness, diversity and inclusion that define all Canadians are forged in our community spaces," he said.
This investment is being allocated under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The Kenora region has received a total of $1,533,945 for 26 projects under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
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