The RM of St. Clements is working at building an activity centre in the southern portion of the RM on Donald Road. (Handout)
The site of the new South St. Clements Activity Centre along Donald Road will soon undergo the first phase site preparation as a result of a Manitoba Community Places grant from the province.
Selkirk MLA Alan Lagimodiére presented RM of St. Clements Mayor Debbie Fiebelkorn with a cheque for $250,000 Community Places grant Feb. 2.
The RM and the province recently finalized the matching grant at the end of January.
St. Clements will match the dollar amount with reserve funds set aside for this particular purpose.
According to a media release, the RM only uses municipal resources when possible as an in-kind”contribution to maximize the grant.
The long-awaited new south St. Clements Activity Centre will serve as a hub for the community and promote activity among its residents, as well as attracting visitors to the area. We are grateful to the province for their financial support,” Fielbelkorn said.
After a thorough public engagement process and extensive efforts from volunteers and RM Councillors, a gap was identified in South St. Clements recreational activities.
The RM has selected a low-lying agricultural site that has traditionally had drainage problems and will be developing a retention wetland that will not only provide recreational activities such as tobogganing and skating but will help support Gunn’s Creek Drainage improvements.
The first phase will consist of site preparation, additional community consultation, conceptual design services and building site preparation.