Manitoba

Phase 2 of Sport Manitoba facility construction set for spring

Construction will soon begin on the second phase of Winnipeg's new Sport for Life Centre.

Sport for Life Centre to be used by inner city youth, families, athletes in 2017 Canada Summer Games

The second phase of construction on Sport Manitoba's Sport for Life Centre, located at 145 Pacific Ave., will begin in the spring of 2015.

Construction will soon begin on the second phase of Winnipeg's new Sport for Life Centre.

The 124,000-square-foot facility in the Exchange District will cater to inner city teens, families and will also provide space for sports training and programs.

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman said the centre will be a legacy for the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

"Every athlete I think needs great space where they can train to get to the next level of their sport and develop their leadership skills," said Bowman. "I know that the Sport for Life centre right here in downtown Winnipeg will be exactly that place."

The Manitoba government has invested $16 million in the project. The city has committed $1 million to the facility from the 2017 Canada Games Capital fund.

The Canada Summer Games will be held in Winnipeg in 2017 from July 28 to Aug. 13.

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