Saskatchewan

Ottawa sends $4.4M to Sask. for upgrades to rinks, rec centres, spray pads

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.

Money is part of spending to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday next year

Regina spray pads are getting a $250,000 upgrade from the federal government. (Neil Cochrane/CBC)

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.