Government funding was announced today for the new Niverville Community Resource Centre, a multi-use facility that will provide recreational and cultural programming and services for the community and surrounding areas.

The joint federal and provincial government announcement was made by the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, on behalf of the Honourable Fran├žois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Kelvin Goertzen, Minister of Education and Training, and His Worship Myron Dyck, Mayor of Niverville.

“This project represents Manitoba’s first community campus model and will leverage use of shared spaces to integrate culture, recreation, and community,” said Kelvin Goertzen, Minister of Education and Training. “The Province of Manitoba continues to invest in projects that support local community needs, enhance economic growth and bring rural communities together.”

The project involves building a 9,200-square-metre multi-use facility that will provide recreational and cultural programming and services for the community and surrounding areas. The new multiplex will feature a performing arts centre, not-for-profit community childcare centre, field house, leisure activity spaces, an indoor play area, arena, meeting rooms and community common areas.

“The Town of Niverville is excited for the announcement of this new facility as it will provide a place for all residents to come together within our community,” said Myron Dyck, Mayor of Niverville. “Serving as a multi-purpose space, the Centre will have something for everyone. Moreover it will support future growth for Niverville and the surrounding region, which will in turn create a more vibrant and healthy community.”

The Community Resource Centre will be built on Arena Road next to the new Niverville High School and existing arena to create a ‘community campus’ where students and residents can access multiple amenities and social programs in one vibrant community-driven complex.

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $7.8 million to this project through the Investing in Canada Plan. The government of Manitoba is providing up to $3.5 million and the Town of Niverville is contributing up to $8.2 million.