Saskatchewan

School mega-project in North Central Regina gets new name

Regina's planned inner city mega-project formerly known as the North Central Shared Facility now has a new name — Mâmawêyatitân Centre.

$42M facility will also include library, police station

Construction on the Mâmawêyatitân Centre, formerly known as the North Central Shared Facility, is expected to be completed by the spring of 2017. (Submitted to CBC)

Regina's planned inner city mega-project formerly known as the North Central Shared Facility now has a new name — Mâmawêyatitân Centre.

The $42-million complex is being built in the heart of North Central, the inner-city Regina neighbourhood northwest of the downtown.

It's designed to replace a number of existing facilities, including Scott Collegiate, the Albert-Scott Community Centre and the Albert Library.

There'll also be a child care facility, a city recreational complex and a police station.

"It will change the way children are educated," said Education Minister Don Morgan, whose ministry is contributing about $31 million to the project. 

The new name came following consultations with the community and elders.

Mâmawêyatitân — pronounced "ma-ma-WAY-tee-tawn" according to officials — is a Cree word meaning "let's all be together". Many of Regina's aboriginal residents live in North Central.

Construction is expected to be completed by the spring of 2017.

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