Vic Toews, MP for Provencher, has announced federal funding for the Sprague and Area Community Arena under the Harper Government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF). This announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.
“I am proud to see Sprague benefit from the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund,” said Minister Toews. “It is exciting that as a result of this investment there will once again be an active arena in the community. In addition, this investment will help create jobs and growth, and will support the prosperity of the community for years to come.”
Under the project, the Sprague Arena will be renovated by repairing the Zamboni room, dressing rooms, viewing area, rink boards, exterior siding and roof. In addition to the $25,300 in federal support for this project, funding is being provided by the Rural Municipality of Piney and the Sprague and Area Community Arena Inc.
“On behalf of the Sprague and Area Arena Committee and everyone that will be lacing up their skates this winter, we want to thank our Member of Parliament, the Honourable Vic Toews and the Government of Canada for the CIIF investment of $25,300. This money will go a long way in providing the necessary repairs and renovations to the Sprague and Area Arena. Our goal of providing a year round recreation facility for the residents of the RM of Piney moves ever closer,” said Murray Machej, President. “We also want to thank the Reeve and council of the RM of Piney for their support in this project. The $5,400 Recreation District grant and RM of Piney large project grant of $10,000 towards this work is very much appreciated.”