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City, province commit $10M to improve more recreation sites

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The city and province will help pay for improvements to another 34 recreation sites in Winnipeg.

Since 2010, the two levels of government have committed $10 million through the building communities initiative to help upgrade 37 play structures, parks, athletic fields splash pads, and other recreation spots in Winnipeg. Thirty-one projects have been completed and the remaining six will be finished in 2013.

This morning, officials announced they will launch a second phase, which will see 34 new community projects receive funding. The projects will be announced in the coming months.

The funding total for the second phase will be $10 million. Under the second phase of the project, the Mayfair Recreation Centre will receive $1.1 million for expansion and upgrades.

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