News Release - August 5, 2005
MAKWA LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK CELEBRATES SASKATCHEWAN CENTENNIAL
During centennial celebrations at Makwa Lake Provincial Park, Environment Minister David Forbes unveiled a Centenary plaque to recognize the province's $25,000 investment in the park. Centenary funds were used to replace playground equipment.
An additional $31,000 was invested at nearby Fort Pitt and Steel Narrows provincial parks for upgrading displays and facilities.
"Improvements such as these help ensure our provincial parks remain safe and enjoyable places to visit," Forbes said. "We are pleased and proud to dedicate these facilities to the people of Saskatchewan."
Through the four-year, $120 million Centenary Fund program, the parks program received $6.8 million to complete important capital projects for Saskatchewan's centennial.
Saskatchewan's provincial parks celebrate our diverse natural and cultural heritage and are an important legacy for future generations. Each park highlights specific natural or historic features and offers a range of recreational and educational opportunities.
Throughout the centennial year, Saskatchewan will continue to host a variety of special events and initiatives in celebration of the province's centennial. Check out the special centennial section at www.saskparks.net for additional centennial events.
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