The community of Miami in the RM of Thompson received $902,355 in government funding to build a fully accessible active living centre in the community.

The feds chipped in $492,216, while the province provided $410,139. Over $328,000 has already been earmarked towards the active living centre project.

The government funding was announced this week as part of over $23 million that the federal and provincial governments are putting towards culture and recreation infrastructure projects across the province. The initiative is to help Manitobans recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, by building and upgrading facilities to stay connected and build healthy communities.

Elsewhere, the Roseau Crossing Heritage Park in Dominion City was also a recipient of funding through the initiative, receiving $47,603 from the federal government to help replace the pool liner at the park.

Prior to this additional funding, over $71,000 had already been set aside for the liner replacement.