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North Rustico residents to benefit from new North Star Arena and Wellness Centre

The 50-year-old North Star Arena in North Rustico is going to be replaced with an energy-efficient arena and wellness centre.
The 50-year-old North Star Arena in North Rustico is going to be replaced with an energy-efficient arena and wellness centre. - Facebook Photo
NORTH RUSTICO, P.E.I. —

The 50-year-old North Star Arena in North Rustico is going to be replaced, thanks to funding from the three levels of government.

On Friday, Malpeque MP Wayne Easter announced funding to build a new energy-efficient arena and wellness centre in North Rustico.

The new steel superstructure will house an Olympic-size ice surface equipped with a dimming LED lighting system and the latest safety features.

The new facility will also include a fitness centre and a walking track.

Accessibility will be improved thanks to redesigned washrooms and an elevator.

The new centre will allow North Rustico and the region to offer a wide range of sports and recreational activities for residents in addition to increasing opportunities to host large-scale events.

The federal government is investing more than $3.8 million in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada infrastructure program. The province is providing more than $3.1 million, while the municipality is providing more than $2.9 million.

This is the first in a series of project announcements that will be made across the province over the coming weeks.

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