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12 million speeds up newY for west Niagara

Plans to build a YMCA recreation centre in west Niagara are back on track, fuelled by $12 million offered by Ottawa and Queen's Park.

The federal and provincial governments announced jordan 14 the infrastructure dollars Tuesday, eff ectively pushing the $18 million project cheap jordans online out of limbo.

"This is goedkope nike air max a remarkable gift. We are full speed ahead," YMCA of Niagara CEO Stephen Butz said during the announcement at the Best Western Beacon Harbourside beside Jordan Harbour.

Plans call for the 57,000 square foot building, expected to open in spring 2011, to serve the communities of Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln.

A location for the building hasn't been finalized, but jordans for cheap it is expected cheap jordans forsale to be in the Bartlett Avenue area near the border jordans ono fmars of Grimsby and Lincoln.

"From my side of it, this was easy (to support). I could care less cheap jordan shoes where it goes in west Niagara," Grimsby Mayor Bob Bentley said.

"It was cheap jordans for men on our wish list. Santa has cheap jordans come. The benefit of this is going to serve us for years."

The YMCA has had plans for the new facility simmering for more than two years.

The organization initially said it would come up with $6 million for the project if the three municipalities contributed the same combined amount.

Grimsby council agreed to chip in $3 million, but Lincoln politicians last February deferred making a decision on whether to contribute $2.1 million until next year. West Lincoln was asked to pay $840,000.

Lincoln's deferral didn't derail the project, but it effectively stalled it.

Matching grants cheap jordans for sale of $6 million from both levels of government mean the YMCA and the communities served by the facility will have to come up with far less money.

Butz said the YMCA's share will add up to about $6 million to $7 million, including a contribution from the agency, financial support from the municipalities and public capital fundraising campaign that will be launched in the new year.

"With this contribution from the federal and provincial governments, we have the ability to really accelerate the program," he said.

"Now that the project is a reality, I think it's going to be a great cheap jordan shoes conversation with the municipalities. I think all of them see the benefits."

Modelled after the Niagara Centre YMCA in Welland, the facility will feature two pools, a gymnasium, conditioning areas and space for the YMCA's programs geared towards children and families.

"The Y does a great job already and it's hidden," Niagara West Glanbrook MP Dean Allison said. cheap jordans online "This creates a focal point and a community centre for west Niagara."

People of all ages and backgrounds will benefit from the facility and the programs off ered at it, St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley said.

"The Y has touched virtually everyone either directly or indirectly in our community," cheap nike air max 90 he said.

"I'm looking forward to seeing it nike air max 90 when it's completed."

Lincoln resident Chantal Farquhar said her cheap air jordans membership at the Y in St. Catharines has allowed her to build relationships within the community in addition to working jordans for cheap out.


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