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Ontario Investing Over $3.7 Million in Kenora Recreation Centre and Kenora Rowing Club

KENORA – Our government is investing over $3.6 million in the Kenora Recreation Centre and over $121,000 in the Kenora Rowing Club to support critical upgrades. These provincial investments will transform the Kenora Recreation Centre, and the Kenora Rowing Club into more effective spaces, capable of hosting higher-profile events and supporting more community members.

“Families in Kenora will benefit greatly from these exciting investments for our community,” said Greg Rickford, MPP for Kenora—Rainy River. “Not only will this funding expand recreation facilities so people can get active – it will make the Kenora Rowing Club a more attractive destination for hosting future provincial and national tournaments. We welcome new opportunities to invite competitors to enjoy what Kenora has to offer and help our tourism economy thrive.”

“Our government continues to support communities across Ontario through investments in local infrastructure projects,” said the Honourable Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “The Kenora Recreation Centre and Kenora Rowing Club upgrades will provide high-quality recreation opportunities. Supporting meaningful projects in Kenora will make a positive difference to the families and individuals who live in the community by protecting their health and well-being, while also creating local jobs that will help stimulate economic recovery.”

“The Kenora Recreation Centre is an essential part of our vibrant, healthy and active community,” said Daniel Reynard, Mayor of the City of Kenora. “The planned improvements inside the facility along with the significant investment in the baseball diamonds and tennis courts will positively impact the lifespan of our recreation facility and amenities and enhance the quality of life we all enjoy. We are grateful to have this provincial funding support and are excited to start these major upgrades.”

These investments are part of our government’s plan to enhance communities and build more facilities where Ontarians can go to be active with their families. The 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario lays out the government’s plan to build Ontario’s economic recovery and prosperity by getting shovels in the ground for hospitals, long-term care homes, highways, housing and high-speed internet and other public infrastructure. To ensure all families, workers and businesses in the province have a better and brighter future, our government’s planned infrastructure investments over the next decade total more than $148 billion.


  • Kenora Rowing Club’s Improvement of Rowing Regatta Hosting Infrastructure project will cost $166,750.00, with a provincial contribution of $121,727.50.
  • Kenora Recreation Centre’s Rehabilitation Project will cost $4,999,999.99, with a provincial contribution of $3,666,500.00.
  • additional $1 billion over the next five years through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to help build and repair local roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure in small, rural and northern communities. This investment is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario by getting shovels in the ground on critical infrastructure projects that support economic recovery, growth and job creation.
  • 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario is the government’s seventh financial update since the pandemic began, highlighting the government’s commitment to providing regular updates on Ontario’s finances, even during this uncertain economic period. It is part of the government’s plan for recovery driven by economic growth.