It was a good week for the Springfield Curling Rink.
Provencher MP Vic Toews, President of the Treasury Board announced federal funding for repairs to the facility on Wednesday.
“Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, our Government is working to create jobs and build a stronger foundation for future growth and prosperity,” Toews said. “This investment will help ensure the Springfield Curling Rink will continue to serve our community for years to come.”
The funding – $10,094 – will be provided through the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan. The money will be used to replace an existing condenser.
“The Springfield curling rink greatly appreciates the contribution towards our condenser replacement project,” said Doug Shaver, president of the Springfield Curling Club. “With this upgrade to our ice plant, we will be able to provide our membership and members of the surrounding communities who utilize our facility, continued enjoyment of the great sport of curling.”
Springfield Reeve Peter Skrupski was equally pleased.
“We are pleased that our partners in government are investing in our recreation facilities today and into the future,” he said.
But the good news for the Springfield Curling Rink didn’t stop there. The RM of Springfield also announced on Wednesday that it would contribute $20,000 toward ice plant upgrades.
“The Springfield Curling Rink has been a Springfield institution for decades. These funds will ensure they are able to keep providing this popular winter activity for the foreseeable future,” Skrupski said, noting there will be equally welcome announcements for several other organizations this year. “Grants such as these are tangible proof that this council strongly supports recreation in Springfield.”