Funding for Manitoba’s Keystone Centre
By Top Crop Manager
The Manitoba government is investing $375,000 in capital upgrades for Brandon’s Keystone Centre in the 2017-18 fiscal year. This funding is in addition to a $375,000 operating grant from the province
The Keystone Centre is located on 90 acres in the city of Brandon, Man., and offers 540,000 square feet of multi-use space. It hosts more than 1,500 events annually, including a number of events for the agriculture sector.
“Our government recognizes the important economic and social contribution of the Keystone Centre for western Manitoba and especially for our agriculture industry,” said Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler, in a press release. “Each year, the Keystone Centre becomes a hub for agriculture activity as the host venue of our province’s marquee industry events. This investment by the province will enable the facility to continue as a leading event centre in western Canada.”
Eichler noted that since 2005, the Manitoba government has provided more than $9 million in capital funding directly to the Keystone Centre, with an additional $2.5 million for renovations and upgrades for hosting the 2010 Memorial Cup.