On Thursday Dec 20th, Scott Brison, MP King’s South announced the funding being made available through the federal governments infrastructure and renewal program for a new arena to be built on the Windsor Agricultural Society grounds. 4.4 million dollars was announced federally coupled with an increased provincial allocation of $3.7 million. When combined with the funds allocated by the Municipality of West Hants 2.3 million and the Town of Windsor (1 million), total committed funds to date add up to $ 11.1 million.
The new facility will incorporate an ice rink, walking track and indoor soccer field. It was quoted many times during the announcement as a game-changer for the local area and a tremendous step forward in community and economic development.
During the announcement MP Brison also commented on the plans for the new equestrian and agricultural facility that are being worked on by the Windsor Agricultural Society. Its new facility is intended to provide the community with a much needed, year-round multi-purpose facility for their agricultural needs.