News Release - May 19, 1999
NORTHWEST REDA RECEIVES REDA ENHANCEMENT FUNDING
Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training Minister Maynard Sonntag,
on behalf of Economic and Co-operative Development Minister Janice
MacKinnon, today announced support of $18,467 to the Northwest
Regional Economic Development Authority (REDA).
The REDA will use the funding to help the Goodsoil Community Centre
maintain and expand Goodsoil River Rafting, a tourism initiative in
Meadow Lake Provincial Park.
"REDAs have played an important role in community economic development
in Saskatchewan, helping us build a business climate that encourages
growth and job creation at both the local and provincial levels,"
"This initiative by Goodsoil Community Centre Inc. will provide an
opportunity for youth employment in the area, while tapping into
Saskatchewan's growing tourism industry."
Funding comes from the REDA Enhancement Fund which assists REDAs to
further develop services for small business, establish one-stop
business service centres, and initiate programs that promote economic
"The financial assistance that REDAs provide local businesses and
organizations is invaluable," said Patty Conkin, Chairperson of
the Northwest REDA. "We are pleased to support Goodsoil
Community Centre because its efforts provides summer employment
for our youth and promotes adventure tourism."
REDAs have assisted in community business projects that range
from youth employment initiatives, to tourism-related projects,
to feasibility studies and recreation facilities.
"The REDA Enhancement Fund is one way we are living up to our
commitment to support community economic development and to work
with communities to provide jobs for Saskatchewan people,"
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For more information, contact:
Economic and Co-operative Development
Phone: (306) 787-1691