Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Manitoba

Government of Manitoba
City of Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg
Southdale Community Centre

Southdale Community Centre

March 19, 2010 12:31 ET

Southdale Community Centre Expansion Breaks Ground

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2010) - The Honourable Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba; Shelly Glover, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface; and Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz today joined Wendy Memryk of the Southdale Community Centre to officially break ground for the expansion of the Southdale Community Centre.

Thanks to $4 million in joint funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba, Southdale is expanding its community centre to include a second hockey rink, a pleasure skating rink, more locker rooms, a field house with fitness area, and a renovation to the public space.

"This expansion will provide much needed recreational space for the residents of Southdale and surrounding area and will ensure that local teams have more space to practice and host events," said Premier Selinger. "Investments such as this are key to helping our economy grow, and they also instil a sense of pride in our local communities."

"Southdale Community Centre will be a treasure in our community when complete, and I'm pleased that our federal investment, combined with the provincial and city investments, is making it happen," said MP Glover on behalf of the Honourable John Baird, Canada's Transport and Infrastructure Minister. "This centre is one of many infrastructure projects announced under Canada's Economic Action Plan that is creating jobs and helping to stimulate our economy."

"Community centres play a critical role in providing invaluable programming for Winnipeg's children and families," said Mayor Katz. "It is important for us to work together to ensure our children are building positive relationships; I want to thank the Federal and Provincial governments for their assistance in rebuilding our community infrastructure."

The project has been a work in progress by the various boards of directors over several years. The Southdale neighbourhood has grown rapidly over the years and the existing Centre has not been able to accommodate the community's development. The expansion will give new life to the area and provide space for all the residents living in the community. Hockey and ringette teams will now be able to play and practice in their own arena, and the pleasure skating rink will provide opportunities for residents of all ages to skate, socialize and keep active.

The expansion will be accomplished through the support of government, private industry, and the citizens of our community. 

Learn how the Government of Canada is investing in Manitoba infrastructure. 

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Contact Information

  • Office of Canada's Transport and Infrastructure Minister
    James Kusie
    613-991-0700
    or
    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148
    or
    Canada-Manitoba Infrastructure Secretariat
    Chantal Lambert
    Communications Coordinator
    204-945-8778
    or
    City of Winnipeg
    Carmen Barnett
    Press Secretary, Mayor's Office
    204-986-5569
    or
    Southdale Community Centre
    Tom Cardinal or Dorothy Ross
    204-257-6120 (Tom) or
    204-292-1902 (Dorothy)