“Selinger Announces Funds for New Northern Remote Community Places Program” NDP

Sep 29, 2011 | Government News

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Partnering with communities to develop more opportunities for recreation and community projects

Today’s NDP will partner with Northern remote communities to invest $2 million in new recreation and community projects.

Greg Selinger

“Northern remote communities face unique challenges and these investments will provide opportunities for youth and families close to home and get people active and engaged in their communities,” said Premier Greg Selinger.

A re-elected NDP government will support community driven projects and help build new recreational opportunities in the North. The new program will be designed to help meet the unique needs of northern remote communities such as ensuring the deadlines and approvals will coincide with the winter road season. Grants for a maximum $75,000 will help build and renew playgrounds, ball diamonds, and outdoor rinks across northern communities.

“Northerners know better than anyone the social and health benefits that sports and recreation provide in their communities,” said Eric Robinson NDP Candidate in Keewatinook. “This program will provide more opportunities for our youth to experience healthy competition and team-building skills.”

Greg Selinger is the only party leader visiting northern communities in this election. The PCs even opposed the construction of the University College of the North. Northerners know the PCs’ plans to cut and cancel projects would hurt them first.

Today’s announcement is part of Greg Selinger’s commitment to more recreational opportunities for Manitoba families. 

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