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RM of Corman Park Donates $500,000 to the Martensville Community Recreation Centre in Martensville

by City of Martensville

The Rural Municipality of Corman Park announced today its $500,000 donation to the Lace ‘Em Up Campaign for the new Martensville Community Recreation Centre.

City of Martensville Council, along with representatives from the MartensvilleCommunity Recreation Project (MCRP), gathered to celebrate this contribution and thank the RM for its support of the new $44.5 million facility that will provide space for recreation, community and cultural gatherings in the region. To thank the RM of CormanPark, the Entry Lobby in the new Centre will be named the “Corman Park Lobby.”

“When the MCRP and Lace ‘Em Up Team presented to Council, it was a unanimous vote to support at this level. We saw from the onset how this new recreation centre would serve the greater region, including residents of Corman Park,” said Judy Harwood, Reeve of the RM of Corman Park. “This new Community Recreation Centre will add to the vibrancy and sustainability of our community and of our neighbours.

”Funding for this donation comes from the RM’s Registered Non-Profit Organization Grant, which serve’s the RM’s objective to encourage and support culture, recreationand social services growth within the Municipality.

“The new centre is an exciting project as it will bring much-needed more ice and fieldtime to the region,” said Bas Froese-Kooijenga, Councillor for Division 6 of the RM. “With the inclusion of the indoor turf, sports like soccer will flourish and all athletes will have the opportunity to play and be active.

”Regional collaboration is a key piece of the RM’s mandate. Along with Martensville and other communities in the region, the RM is a member of the Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth (P4G), which develops a long-term regional vision and strategy to grow the region to 1 million people. In April 2023, the P4G was recognized for its work, winning the 2022 Regional Cooperation Winner of the Saskatchewan Municipal Awards.

“The RM of Corman Park is a long-term partner of Martensville. It’s wonderful to recognize their incredible contribution to this new facility,” said Kent Muench, Mayor of the City of Martensville. “We are thankful for their continued collaboration to make our region stronger, together.”

“The RM’s support for the new centre reflects the long-term regional cooperation between our communities,” said Trevor Hanley, President of Martensville Minor Hockey Association (MMHA). He shared how MMHA and the Martensville Maddogs have welcomed players who reside in the RM for several years. In December 2022, the Martensville Community Recreation Project (MCRP), together with the City of Martensville, launched the Lace ‘Em Up Campaign.

The campaign goal of $4 million was set to complete the MCRP’s community fundraising goal. “The RM was one of the campaign’s first donors,” said Ahlana Ehalt, Co-Chair of the Lace ‘Em Up Campaign. “RM Council understood the vision of this new centre. They believed in the MCRP early on and stepped up with an incredible gift, to encourage the growth of recreation and sport in our region. We are truly grateful.”

There is still time to donate. The MCRP continues to accept donations naming rights for various facility amenities. There are many ways to give to the campaign. Pledges can be made over five years and can include gifts of appreciated securities. For example, for a gift of only $17 per month for five years, your name can be included on the facility’s donor wall. All donations received may qualify for a charitable tax receipt.

Donations can be made at www.mcrp.ca/donate or dropped off at City Hall. For more information on the Centre, visit www.martensville.ca.

ABOVE: L-R; Trevor Hanley, Mayor Kent Muench, Judy Harwood, Bas Froese-Kooijenga, Ahlana Ehalt, and Darren MacDonald

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