MP Michael Barrett announces federal funding for Prescott recreation centre

Published on April 28, 2021

NEWS RELEASE: MP Michael Barrett announces federal funding for Prescott recreation centre

April 28, 2021

Brockville, ON – Today, Michael Barrett, Member of Parliament for Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes announced $5.3 million in federal funding for a recreation centre in Prescott.

The joint funding from all three levels of government includes over $5.3 million from the Government of Canada through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream, more than $4.4 million from the Government of Ontario, and over $3.5 million from the Town of Prescott.

“I have been pleased to advocate for funding for this project in concert with MPP Steve Clark, the Town of Prescott, and other community partners for the past three years after our iconic Leo Boivin Community Centre closed down in 2018. Improving access, infrastructure, and services for our community is an important priority,” said MP Barrett.

The Town of Prescott’s new recreation centre will be an all-year round facility that includes an indoor single ice pad surface with a seating capacity of 800, a walking track, outdoor softball diamonds and soccer fields, and multiple community rooms for recreational programs and public events.

“Today’s announcement is a great occasion for all of South Grenville and surrounding areas, and for the legacy of Prescott’s own NHL legend, Leo Boivin. It’s important to me that our community receives its fair share of federal funding for critical projects and services, and I will continue to advocate for funding to other local and municipal partners who are awaiting support from the federal government,” added MP Barrett.