News Release - July 27, 2007
MEADOW LAKE RECEIVES NEARLY $2 MILLION FROM THE BUILDING COMMUNITIES PROGRAM
Young people, families and other residents of the Meadow Lake area will soon have access to increased recreational activities through a $1,911,874 Building Communities Program investment from the province to the new Meadow Lake Multi Use Facility.
"The Town of Meadow Lake and surrounding area is a vibrant and growing community," Premier Lorne Calvert said. "This investment will help ensure that the recreational needs of residents will be met, now and into the future. It is one more way in which we are making Saskatchewan a great place for people to live, work and raise a family."
Premier Calvert and Meadow Lake MLA Maynard Sonntag were in Meadow Lake today to announce funding to the new recreation centre. The Multi Use facility includes two indoor ice surfaces, one large enough to accommodate a junior hockey team, two indoor soccer pitches, and a large convention centre. The facility will be in addition to the existing rink. Upon completion the facility will be operated in partnership with the Town of Meadow Lake, the RM and Flying Dust First Nation.
"The Building Communities Program is making a real impact on the lives of Saskatchewan residents," Sonntag said. "An investment in recreational infrastructure now will pay off for decades to come and help keep youth in Saskatchewan."
"The community of Meadow Lake would like to thank the Government of Saskatchewan for making this important investment in our recreational program," Meadow Lake Mayor Darwin Obrigewitsch said. "We can now look forward to making this Multi Use Facility a reality so that all residents will have the opportunity to enjoy this facility and the different services it will provide for many years to come. Meadow Lake is known for being a progressive community, and the equal partnership with the R.M. of Meadow Lake and Flying Dust First Nation on this project is another example of our innovation."
Information on the Building Communities Program can be found on Culture, Youth and Recreation's website www.cyr.gov.sk.ca.
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