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This article was published 11/6/2013 (1314 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The municipal and provincial governments teamed up to announce improvements to Clara Hughes Recreation Park.
On June 6, Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux and Mayor Sam Katz announced $100,000 from each level of government for the $250,000 project. The remainder of the money will be garnered through grants and community contributions.
The funding will create a multi-purpose room and canteen at the site by converting two of the four existing change rooms. As well, new washrooms and the front entry will be made wheelchair-accessible.
"It’s important for our community spaces to adapt and meet the changing needs of the people who visit," said Lemieux in a release. "These renovations will enhance the park and make it an even more enjoyable destination for active families and community groups."
Later on June 6, the city announced $50,000 in funding through the Community Centre Renovation Grant program. Other northeast Winnipeg centres with projects approved during the program’s spring intake were: Oxford Heights Community Centre, which received $48,954 for mechanical system replacement, and Park City West Community Centre, which received $27,620 for lighting upgrades. In all, 13 centres received grants totaling $392,645.