The Manitoba government is investing over $25 million through the Building Sustainable Communities (BSC) program to support 428 community development projects throughout the province and many of those grants went to communities in southwestern Manitoba.

Here are some of the municipalities that received money:

Swimming pool projects in Deloraine and Boissevain each received $300,000.

Killarney-Turtle Mountain and Souris-Slenwood will each use $40,000 grants for development plans.

The Town of Virden has $49,700 to upgrade the washrooms in Victoria Park. Melita landed $75,000 dollars for park improvements in their community.

Glenboro ag society has $30,000 dollars for a hall upgrade and the Glenboro golf club secured $37,000 dollars for clubhouse upgrades.

St. Paul’s United Church in Souris will use $24,000 to upgrade their multi-purpose hall.

Souris dog park received $20,000

Souris-Glenwood golf course $13,000 for upgrades

Souris Valley recreation $11,600 for rec-programming equipment

Reston Rec Plex $131,000 for facility upgrades

Pilot Mound swimming pool $300,000 for upgrades


BSC projects can receive up to 50 per cent toward eligible costs. The maximum grant for projects in the regular stream is $75,000, while larger-scale capital projects can receive up to $300,000. Approved projects, with the exception of planning activities, are required to have a minimum of 10 per cent of funding from non-government sources.