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Fenelon Falls Community Centre Opens

October 19, 2012 - FENELON FALLS, ONTARIO — Members of the community joined government representatives today to celebrate the official grand opening of the brand new Fenelon Falls Community Centre. The Centre houses a new single-pad arena, as well as an attached 350-person capacity and fully accessible community centre.

“This state-of-the-art complex is Fenelon Falls’ first community centre and arena facility and can now accommodate a wide range of special events, sports, and community programs for residents of all ages and abilities,” said Barry Devolin, Member of Parliament for Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock. “This project is another example of the success of Canada’s Economic Action Plan and our government’s commitment to strengthening the economy through local infrastructure projects.”

“The Government of Ontario is making strategic infrastructure investments that are strengthening our communities, stimulating the economy and creating jobs for Ontario families,” said Joe Dickson, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ajax-Pickering. “The new community centre will give residents and families new opportunities to come together, stay active and healthy for many years to come.”

“This is a proud day for the people of Fenelon Falls and Kawartha Lakes as we celebrate the grand opening of this new Community Centre. All of which, would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of the Community Centre Committee over the past 22 years and the Federal and Provincial Government for their financial investment in Kawartha Lakes and the return on investment we will realize in Fenelon Falls and surrounding area,” said Ric McGee, Mayor of the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The governments of Canada and Ontario each committed up to $3,500,000 through the Building Canada Fund – Communities Component. The City of Kawartha Lakes committed the balance of the total eligible project cost of $10,500,000.

The Building Canada Fund – Communities Component program in Ontario represents a joint federal–provincial investment to help communities across Ontario address key infrastructure needs.

Preparing to cut the ribbon (l-r): MPP Laurie Scott; Chuck Skiles, Chair of the Fenelon Falls Community Centre Building Committee; Mayor Ric McGee; MP Barry Devolin; Joe Dickson, MPP for Ajax-Pickering.

Photo: Preparing to cut the ribbon (l-r): MPP Laurie Scott; Chuck Skiles, Chair of the Fenelon Falls Community Centre Building Committee; Mayor Ric McGee; MP Barry Devolin; Joe Dickson, MPP for Ajax-Pickering.

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705-324-9411 ext. 1355
communications@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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