Regina community centre to offer new approach

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

After years of proposals, Regina is celebrating the construction of a $42.2 million integrated community facility to be named in honour of the Cree word Mâmawêyatitân or “let’s all be together.”

Previously known as the North Central Shared Facility, the Mâmawêyatitân Centre will open as a 100,000 square foot space in spring 2017, located on the current site of Scott Collegiate and Albert-Scott Community Centre.

The project will be the first in Regina to offer a wide range of community services in one urban hub, as well as mark the first time that learning experiences will occur within one shared community.

“The Mâmawêyatitân Centre is an important investment for our government,” said Education Minister Don Morgan. “It will provide unique opportunities for community members to become role models and mentors for the students.”

Plans include a child care facility, Scott Collegiate, a public library branch, recreational complex, multi-purpose room, community policing centre and First Nations elders room.

Activities will extend outdoors with the addition of a garden, basketball court, playground and soccer patch.

The Saskatchewan government is contributing $31 million toward the project, along with funds from the city and the Regina Public Library.

Quorex Construction Ltd. will construct the centre design, which P3Architecture has been overseeing since 2011.