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Parry Sound gets over $23 million in government funding for new recreation centre

'This is the largest public investment that our communities have seen in almost two decades'
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The proposed new Parry Sound recreation facility.

Parry Sound has hit the jackpot in efforts to build a new recreation facility.

The Feds, through the Investing in Canada plan, will spend over $12.7 million, and the Province will provide over $10.6 million toward construction costs.

The seven municipalities in the West Parry Sound area will jointly contribute $8.5 million.

The announcement was made yesterday by Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Jamie McGarvey, Mayor of Parry Sound.

The conceptual design of this new facility features a 25-metre, multi-lane lap pool, and a warm water therapy/leisure pool. It will also include a gym, fitness and conditioning centre and studio, an indoor walking track, various multi-purpose rooms, space for Indigenous programming, and inclusive change rooms.

"This is the largest public investment that our communities have seen in almost two decades. By working together, we are creating healthier and more active communities with social and economic benefits that will endure for generations," said Mayor Jamie McGarvey.

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