News Release - September 7, 2000
$500,000 FOR SASKATCHEWAN REGIONAL PARKS ASSOCIATION
The Saskatchewan Regional Parks Association has received $500,000 from the
centenary fund for the 2000/01 year.
This money, which will be administered by the Saskatchewan Regional Parks
Association, will be available to its member parks to help improve
infrastructure throughout the Regional Parks System. Projects under
consideration include campground electrification, golf course improvements and
upgrades to swimming pools and playground equipment.
Approved projects will also receive matching funding or other inkind
contributions from local communities.
"The 101 regional parks provide a wide variety of recreation opportunities to
the people of this province," Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management
Minister Buckley Belanger said. "Centenary funds will provide renewed
infrastructure within the regional parks system in anticipation and celebration
of this province's Centennial in 2005."
Saskatchewan Regional Parks Association President, Ed Roncin stated, "The
association and its member parks are extremely pleased with this grant. It
will enable us to fund facility and infrastructure upgrades in conjunction with
our members and their sponsoring municipalities."
The money for these projects comes from the province's four-year, $120 million
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For more information, contact:
Saskatchewan Environment and
Phone: (306) 787-2948