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$1.5 Million Headed To Summerside

Published: January 23, 2009 12:57 pm ET

Last Comment: January 23, 2009 3:45 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The Guardian reported today that the federal government will be contributing more than $1.5 million into a revitalization project for the Summerside Raceway in PEI.

The report states that the current buildings at the racetrack are to be demolished and replaced with an 80-stall stable and a new multi-use facility equipped with 66 shipping stalls, washrooms, wash, bath and test stalls, and tack and feed rooms.

“The historic Summerside Raceway has been a gathering point for Islanders for 120 years," said Egmont MP Gail Shea. “This Government of Canada investment will further enhance and help expand the horse industry on PEI, providing social and economic benefits across the province.”

“The City of Summerside is pleased to support this much needed revitalization for the harness racing industry,” said Summerside mayor Basil Stewart. “This multi-million dollar project will not only benefit the harness racing industry, but the tourism industry as well as the construction through job creation.”

The report states that work is expected to begin before the end of January and be completed by July.

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

(With files from The Guardian)

January 23, 2009 - 3:45 pmA Big High Five for all of

SOS FARM (not verified) SAID...

A Big High Five for all of you Islanders ! I am truely happy for you,


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