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New East Elmwood centre to include gym, rink, amenities

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East Elmwood community centre will receive a total of $5 million to rebuild.

Earlier this month, the city released its 2013 budget which pledges to use nearly half of the $7 million once set aside to subsidize a private water-park -- $3.2 million jointly supported by city and province -- to rebuild the fire-destroyed East Elmwood community centre.

Today, the city and province announced Winnipeg will also contribute $900,000 from its insurance reserve fund and the province will contribute another $900,00 in incremental funding to help rebuild the community centre.

The new centre will be about 10,000-square-feet in size and include a gymnasium, multi-purpose room, dressing rooms, and an outdoor rink.

Detailed design plans will be drafted this year and construction is expected to tentatively begin in 2014.

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Updated on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 3:16 PM CST: adds photo

3:23 PM: amends that the $3.2 million is jointly supported by city and province

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