MP Larry Miller to Attend Grand Opening of Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre

September 28, 2012

For Immediate Release

Spetember 28, 2012

MP Larry Miller to Attend Grand Opening of Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre

Ottawa, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, will be in attendance at the grand opening of the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre in Owen Sound on Saturday, September 29th, 2012.

The new recreation centre includes two National Hockey League (NHL) regulation-size ice pads, a competition-size swimming pool, a warm-water leisure pool, a gymnasium, fitness centre, and various multi-purpose rooms.

Through the Building Canada Fund – Communities Component the Government of Canada committed up to $10,871,860. The total project cost of the recreation centre was $38,000,000.

“I am very pleased to see the completion of the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre. This new facility will provide the community with many recreational opportunities to promote healthy living,” said Miller. “I am also very pleased that through the Building Canada Fund, the Government of Canada was able to support this project with close to $11 million in funding.”

The initial deadline to complete construction was October 31, 2011; however, the project experienced unforeseen delays and was completed on March 31, 2012.

For more information on the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre please visit; http://www.owensound.ca/index.php.

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