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Government of Canada Invests in Osler’s Recreational Infrastructure

February 15, 2010
Osler, Saskatchewan

The Town of Osler is moving forward with construction of a permanent outdoor rink thanks to the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program, a major job-creating investment from Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

Construction of a permanent outdoor rink will ensure that Osler has the recreational infrastructure it needs to build a stronger, healthier community,” said Maurice Vellacott, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Wanuskewin, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.

The community is building an outdoor rink and warm-up shelter.  This will create a local permanent facility with enhanced safety. 

In a small town a rink is a basic need,” said Mayor Ben Buhler.  “We are a growing community in need of a lot of infrastructure and often recreation facilities are put on hold.  This project represents many hours of fundraising and the RInC funding is greatly appreciated. Thank you on behalf of our citizens.

Funding of $27,333 is provided through the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.  The Town of Osler is committing $54,667 towards the facility, for an estimated total project cost of $82,000.

The Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program will invest $500 million in recreational facilities across Canada over a two-year period. It will provide a temporary economic stimulus that will help reduce the impacts of the global recession while renewing, upgrading and expanding recreational infrastructure in Canadian communities.
Visit the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program in the West, or Canada's Economic Action Plan for more information.
For more information, contact:

Joanne Mysak
Manager, Communications
Western Economic Diversification Canada
(306) 975-5942

Ben Buhler
Town of Osler
(306) 239-2155

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