Press Release: Provincec commits $3.9 Million to redevelopment of St. James Civic Centre, new 55-plus seniors’ centre

The Manitoba government is committing $3.9 million to the redevelopment and expansion of the St. James Civic Centre, including a new 55-plus seniors’ centre, Municipal Government Minister Drew Caldwell announced today.

“Our government is committed to making smart, strategic investments that will benefit Manitobans now and into the future,” said Minister Caldwell. “With this commitment, we are prepared to move forward on redeveloping the St. James Civic Centre for generations to come.”

The proposed expansion includes new and improved multi-purpose rooms, a new auditorium, space for fitness programs and special events, a new weight room, a carpentry shop and a drop-in computer room.

“The St. James Civic Centre is the heart of our community and our government is committed to moving ahead on redeveloping it for the future,” said Healthy Living Minister Deanne Crothers.  “We appreciate the work of community leaders on this critical project that will benefit the residents of St. James, young and old alike.”

Minister Crothers noted the province has a strong working relationship with the City of Winnipeg to develop recreation and community centres across Winnipeg.  She added the city has identified this project as a priority in its 2015 Capital budget and the province will provide matching funding.

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