Statement by Merv Tweed, MP – Events in Brandon-Souris
June 22, 2011 – Mr. Speaker: This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend two great events in Brandon-Souris. The Kristopher Campbell Memorial Skateboard Plaza was officially opened this past Saturday. The Skateboard park is named in memory of an enthusiastic and young Brandonite skateboarder whose life was cut tragically short. This park will become a meeting place for all in Brandon and is part of the city’s plan to rejuvenate its downtown.
Following that, I had the privilege of taking part in the Grand Opening of the Virden Regional Multipurpose Recreational Facility, which features a 1200 seat arena, change rooms for the pool, lounges, retail shops, a 500 seat banquet hall, fitness centre and walking track. This facility will provide much needed recreational opportunities for Virden and the entire western region of the province.
Both events were the product of successful partnerships between all levels of Government, the private sector and community fundraising efforts.
I am thrilled to see such positive results from our Government’s Building Canada Fund and was proud to participate in these wonderful grand openings.