By Eric Howald
Kincardine will receive $2-million in federal and provincial money for a facelift to the Davidson Centre.
Only a few weeks ago, at the end of May, council applied for a $2.9 million grant under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program in
The federal, provincial and municipal governments will each contribute $1 million to the project. Plans call for new dressing rooms at the Davidson Centre, construction of a new gym and a warm viewing area for hockey fans. The addition will go on the east end of the building, north of the main entrance.
Councillor Guy Anderson, chair of recreational services, said the board will meet shortly to organize a fact-finding tour of area gymnasiums. Then the engineers will be called in and tenders hopefully called this fall for a spring construction start. The work has to be done by March of 2011 for the municipality to collect the federal and provincial funding.
The addition will stretch into the first row of parking, said
A recently completed recreational needs study said a gymnasium was the number one recreational need.
The study results surprised
Both Lobb and Mitchell congratulated the municipality on its successful application.
The province has now put $2 million into the Davidson Centre in the past year, Mitchell said.
In the past, people have complained that rural
When the gymnasium is finished, said