Ottawa sends $4.4M to Sask. for upgrades to rinks, rec centres, spray pads
Money is part of spending to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday next year
Rinks, community centres and spray parks are among the 62 infrastructure projects getting spruced up with federal dollars as part of Canada's 150th birthday celebrations in 2017.
On Tuesday, the government announced grants totalling about $4.4 million would go to Regina and other smaller Saskatchewan communities.
In Regina, among the bigger items is $250,000 going to upgrade four spray parks.
Another $248,000 is dedicated to an upgrade of the MacKenzie Art Gallery.
Outside the city, the biggest grant is $291,500 for a new roof at the St. Walburg Communiplex.
Last week, a similar announcement was made for Saskatoon, with about $1.3 million going to five projects. The largest grant of the five is $425,000 to Wanuskewin Heritage Park.