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Feds, province, pledge $8 million to new community hub in Manitoba’s RM of Taché

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The Rural Municipality of Taché's Mayor, Armand Poirier, spoke on Monday following a provincial and federal commitment to spend $8 million on a combined arena-library facility – Jan 23, 2023

The Rural Municipality of Taché is getting a new community centre.

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson, along with MP Dan Vandal, announced joint provincial-federal funding Monday for a new facility in the municipality southeast of Winnipeg.

The funding, to the tune of $8 million, will go to a combined arena-library facility, aimed at replacing the aging Lorette Arena and Bibliotheque Taché Library.

Artist’s rendering of the new facility. Handout

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“Gathering places, like the Taché Community Centre, give residents in rural areas welcoming spaces to better connect with each other and provide a range of essential programs and services to people of all ages,” said Vandal, the federal minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada.

 

The province is contributing more than $3.6 million to the project, with up to $4.4 million coming from federal coffers, while the municipality itself is also spending more than $2.9 million toward eligible project costs.

At the announcement on Monday, Taché mayor Armand Poirier said the project is expected to become “a popular community hub in the area”.

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