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Canada, P.E.I. invest in three sporting facilities in Summerside for 2023 Canada Winter Games

Summerside Mayor Basil Stewart attends a funding announcement Aug. 4 for upgrades to sporting complexes in his city.
Summerside Mayor Basil Stewart attends a funding announcement Aug. 4 for upgrades to sporting complexes in his city. - Alison Jenkins/Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

As P.E.I. is set to host the 2023 Canada Winter Games, strategic investments in sports and recreation facilities will play a key role in ensuring Islanders deliver a world-class event and create a sporting legacy for the province.

Bobby Morrissey announced funding Tuesday for three projects that will build or improve facilities in Summerside for the 2023 Canada Winter Games.

These projects include upgrades to the Credit Union Place athlete training and hosting facilities and the Silver Fox Curling Club, in addition to the construction of a new multi-purpose training facility.

Over the long-term, the new and improved facilities will build Summerside's capacity to attract major sporting events.

The modern facilities will also support local athlete development and promote active lifestyles for residents of all generations.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $2.4 million in these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan.

The province is providing more than $2 million, while the City of Summerside and project recipients are providing a total of more than $2.3 million.

The governments of Canada and P.E.I. are working co-operatively to support jobs, improve communities and build confidence, while safely and sustainably restoring economic growth.

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