Left to right: Councillor Darren MacDonald, City of Martensville; His Worship Mayor Kent Muench, City of Martensville; Reeve Judy Harwood, RM of Corman Park; Councillor Bas Froese-Kooijenga, RM of Corman Park; Ahlana Ehalt, Co-Chair, Lace ‘Em Up Campaign for the MCRP; Trevor Hanley, President, Martensville Minor Hockey Association. Photo credit: MAC Photography
To encourage and support recreation growth within the region, the RM of Corman Park is contributing $500,000 to the Lace ‘Em Up Campaign for the new Martensville Community Recreation Centre.
“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 the how this new recreation centre would serve the greater region, including residents of Corman Park,” said Reeve Judy Harwood. “This new Community Recreation Centre will add to the vibrancy and sustainability of our community and of our neighbours.”
The City of Martensville, the MCRP and the Lace ‘Em Up Campaign Team thank the RM of Corman Park for their support and belief in the project from the beginning. To thank the RM for its generosity, the Entry Lobby in the new Centre will be named the “Corman Park Lobby.”
Regional collaboration is a key piece of the RM’s mandate. 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 Group was recognized for its work, winning the 2022 Regional Cooperation Winner of the Saskatchewan Municipal Awards.
This regional cooperation has created long-term mutual benefits. For example, Martensville Minor Hockey Association and the Martensville Maddogs have welcomed players from the RM for several years. The RM is also home to players in the Valley Soccer Association and the Valley United Soccer Club. The RM’s support for the new centre reflects how growth and dreams can be built, together.
“The new centre is an exciting project as it will bring much-needed more ice and field time to the region,” said Councillor Bas Froese-Kooijenga. “With the inclusion of the indoor turf, sports like soccer will flourish and all athletes will have the opportunity to play and be active.”
When the new Community Recreation Centre opens, be sure to make plans to meet family and friends in the Corman Park Lobby!