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Mayor LeBlanc, Minister Petitpas Taylor and Minister Fitch gather to celebrate funding announcement

Funding Announced for Riverview Recreation Complex

RIVERVIEW – The provincial, federal, and municipal governments today announced a combined investment of more than $39.9 million to support the construction of the Riverview Recreation Complex.

“Today’s announcement has been a long time in the making,” said Mayor Andrew J. LeBlanc. “This wouldn’t have been possible without the community’s support, including from former-mayor Ann Seamans, a citizen-led steering committee and capital fundraising committee who are working with residents and local businesses to raise funds – with an outstanding show of support for the Riverview Recreation Centre. We look forward to the next phase of the project as we continue to develop infrastructure and programs to support our active community.”

The complex will be accessible and will offer a combination of active recreation zones and gathering spaces for community activities, special events and cultural celebrations. It will feature an eight-lane, 25 metre pool and a separate leisure pool, a 200-metre padded walking track, a field house, and multi-purpose spaces.

“The Town of Riverview and surrounding communities have been working to make this project a reality for several years and it is great to see there will finally be shovels in the ground with today’s announcement,” said Health Minister Bruce Fitch. “Our community is growing and improving recreation infrastructure will promote an active and healthy lifestyle for the residents of Riverview and the entire region.”

Fitch spoke on behalf of Réjean Savoie, the minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation.

“After speaking with people in the community at various occasions, I know residents of Riverview have been waiting for this project to come to life for a long time now. I am glad to see that we are finally at the finish line,” said federal Official Languages Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, who is also minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. “The new Riverview Recreation Complex will be perfectly positioned to attract young families and create a sense of togetherness. I am very proud of the Government of Canada's support for this large, fully accessible complex that will yield long-term community benefits.”

Petitpas Taylor spoke on behalf of federal Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities Minister Dominic LeBlanc.

The Town of Riverview is contributing $13,980,050, while the federal government is providing $19,980,000 and the provincial government is investing $6 million.

Construction is expected to begin as early as October.


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