A new community centre is coming to the Rural Municipality of Taché, and it has $8 million in funding behind it.
The new community complex will have two facilities: an arena and a library.
Premier Heather Stefanson says the new community centre will benefit the local community for years to come.
"We recognize how important recreational facilities are for the health and wellbeing of our local communities,” she says. “The new tache community centre will offer more options to stay active and connected, and it will inspire community members of all ages to gather, create and learn.”
She says it will also help the economy, create jobs, and support the continued growth of the community.
Rural Municipality of Taché Mayor Armand Poirier says the RM is eager to start construction of the Taché Community Centre.
He says the project, which combines a new arena and the Bibliotheque Taché Library into one centre, will be a popular community hub in the area.
“We thank our funding partners for the support to bring this necessary infrastructure to our municipality.”
The library will be approximately 8,000 square feet, while the arena will be around 62,000 square feet and include spectator seating.
The arena portion of the new complex will replace the existing Lorette arena, which has exceeded its useful life expectancy.
The Government of Canada is investing up to $4.4 million in this project from the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
The Manitoba government is contributing more than $3.6 million.
The Rural Municipality of Taché is providing more than $2.9 million toward eligible costs of this project.
The Honourable Dan Vandal, federal Minister of Northern Affairs, says the government is focused on listening to municipal partners in rural communities like Taché and delivering results for their residents.
“Gathering places, like the Taché Community Centre, give residents in rural areas welcoming spaces to better connect with each other and provide a range of essential programs and services to people of all ages.”