Sunday, October 4, 2009

Funding for Rec Centre

The dream can now become a reality. Federal funding of 10.35 million dollars has been announced towards the construction of the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre. MP Gerald Keddy delivered the good news and the check at the Michelin Social Club Friday morning. The federal money is coming from the Major Infrastructure Component of the Building Canada Fund. The Town of Bridgewater and Municipality of the District of Lunenburg have committed a total of 10 million dollars for the project as has the province. Total cost estimates are now pegged at 32.37 million dollars. The Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre will be a year round sport, recreational and cultural facility. The project involves the construction of two NHL regulation sized ice pads with fixed seating for 1800 spectators. The facility will also include a walking track on the upper concourse area, an aquatic centre with sport training, leisure and therapeutic pool, a public library and other multipurpose spaces.