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Global News: Joint funding improves sports and recreation opportunities in Manitoba

August 18, 2022 — 

As Global News reports:

The federal and provincial governments are spending money on two sports and recreation infrastructure projects – in Winnipeg and Neepawa – according to an announcement Wednesday.

Funding will be allocated for the purchase of a new, energy-efficient ice plant for the University of Manitoba’s Max Bell Centre, located on the University’s Fort Garry campus in Winnipeg.

This work is part of the Fort Garry District Energy Upgrade Project announced in July 2021.

“Following the investment we made last year, this funding is one more step in transforming the Max Bell Centre into a sustainable, energy-efficient home for our U of M Bisons,” said Terry Duguid, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $363,200 and the University of Manitoba is contributing $544,800 to the project.

“As we build new spaces that create an enriching campus, one that promotes and sustains a culture of active living, it is important to be stewards of the facilities we already have,” said Dr. Michael Benarroch, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manitoba.

Read the full Global News story here.


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