The Municipality of West Nipissing is receiving $500,000 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation for the Field Outdoor Rink Project. The new facility will allow for year-round use with more options for sports, activities and special events.
“Our government is enhancing community infrastructure in West Nipissing to provide a higher quality of life for the residents that live here,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “We will continue to foster a strong future in our region by supporting economic growth and reaffirming the North as a great place to call home.
After several years of community fundraising and $140k in funding from the Caisse Alliance Nipissing Centre — the dream will be a reality.
“It’s exciting to see this volunteer-led project move forward. I want to thank our provincial government for this significant contribution. Funding from NOHFC will allow us to support the efforts of our community volunteers, who have been fundraising for years to bring improvements to the outdoor rink. The addition of a roof, new rink surface, boards and lights will extend the life and use of this community gem for years to come.” – Mayor Kathleen Rochon
Additionally, the Lavigne Community Centre is receiving $67,500 in NOHFC funding to replace a septic holding tank. The funding will help extend the lifespan and efficiency of this community asset.
“NOHFC funding is helping the community centre remain a pillar in Lavigne for recreation, culture, athleticism and community services. Ontario’s support helps ensure that this important infrastructure will continue to serve Lavigne and the surrounding area for many years to come.” – Daniel Corriveau, President, Lavigne Community Centre