The Government of Canada has announced support of $786,961 for 12 projects in Saskatchewan under the Government of Canada's 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
The Canada 150 Community infrastructure Program will support communities across Canada providing them with the funding they need to make lasting improvements to local infrastructure, creating an enduring legacy as the country prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, said a release.
The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will help fund renovations, expansions and rehabilitations to existing infrastructure that provides community and cultural benefits to the public.
The Town of Preeceville was awarded $175,000 to help with the cost of replacing the arena roof, the release said.
“This was wonderful news for us and we are very appreciative of this funding opportunity in helping with the the roof replacement project,” said Andrea Tonn, recreation director for the Town of Preeceville.
“The tender process will be made public within the very near future detailing all aspects of the arena roof replacement project,” Tonn said. “We are very excited to have our project to be chosen as part of this program and look forward to working with the government in this venture.”