Moncton, New Brunswick, July 28, 2018—The governments of Canada and New Brunswick recognize that strategic investments in recreational infrastructure play a key role in supporting healthy, dynamic communities and creating opportunities for the middle class to grow.

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Moncton–Riverview–Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Cathy Rogers, Minister of Finance and MLA for Moncton South, and Greg Turner, Deputy Mayor of the City of Moncton, today announced $14 million in joint funding for the construction of a new $17-million YMCA facility in the City of Moncton.

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each contributing up to $4 million to this project under the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects. The City of Moncton is also providing $6 million and the YMCA of Greater Moncton will undertake a $3-million capital campaign towards the project.

The project consists of building a new 35,000-square community centre and recreational hub in the north end of the City of Moncton. The new facility will include an interior splash area and playground, a gymnasium and fitness centre, an indoor track, as well as a multi-purpose space that will provide community support services and amenities. It will enable more residents to benefit from the YMCA’s services, promoting healthy lifestyles and community engagement, and creating economic prosperity for the region.