Frequently asked questions about the Niverville Community Resource and Recreation Centre
How did you decide on the priorities for the Community Resource and Recreation Centre (CRRC) master plan?
We undertook an extensive public consultation process that began during 2014’s civic election. We then had meetings and discussions with a wide range of stakeholders and conducted an independent telephone survey with Niverville and Niverville area residents. The results were clear and consistent in terms of the community wanting to see construction of a CRRC that could serve the needs of all ages, year-round.
What will it cost and where’s the money going to come from?
In total, it will cost approximately $19.5 million to complete the CRRC. Of this amount, $5 million will come from the Town of Niverville, $3.5 million will come from the Provice of Manitoba, and $7.8 million will come from the Federal Government. This leaves a fundraising goal of $3.2 million from the community.
Where is the Town getting the $5 million?
The Town will contribute the $5 million, using funds from the Community Resource and Recreation Centre Levy (formerly the General Reserve and Recreation Infrastructure Levy). These funds will be allocated without raising taxes.
What does your fundraising plan look like?
Clare Braun is the Chair of both the Friends of Niverville and the fundraising team. Together with other volunteers, he is hoping to secure donations from individuals, the business community, foundations, and from our agriculture sector and church community, with presentations available to organizations should they request one.
When and where will the CRRC be built?
The CRRC will be constructed between the new high school and arena on Centre Street. Construction began in June 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in fall 2020 once all funding is in place.
What will happen to the old arena?
This will be studied further and a decision will be made by council after completion of this project.
Who are the Friends of Niverville?
Originally called the Recreation Steering Committee and then the Friends of the CRRC, the Friends of Niverville is a group of volunteers representing our community and its interests related to the CRRC. The Executive Committee includes Clare Braun (Chair), Libby Hanna, and Clayton Smeltz, along with Town Councillors John Funk and Chris Wiebe. This committee has additional assistance from Town staff including Heather Miller (accounting), Eric King (CAO), and Ryan Dyck (operations). There is also a larger group of volunteers that continues to grow day by day.