La Nation has provided a progress update on the plan to build a new municipal sports complex in Limoges.
The municipality will call for tenders on the approximately $13.7 million project in July. The municipality was unable to secure provincial or federal grant funding for the complex.
The land where the complex will be located is at the south end of the village and is owned by the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien, the local French-language Catholic school board. In 2020, the municipality reached a lease agreement with the school board for the land.
‘’I am very happy with the progress that has been made. The construction of The Nation’s Sports Complex in Limoges was approved unanimously by the members of Council mainly because it will be an important site for the health and well-being of citizens of all ages. Thank you to the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est-ontarien for they have been an ideal partner in this great adventure. A magnificent Complex will be built soon, and residents will be very proud,’’ read a statement from Mayor François St-Amour.
As an indoor sports complex, the planned facility will include two soccer fields at two-thirds the size of fields for FIFA competition, a walking track, and a community hall to accommodate up to 150 people. The municipality is calling the facility a multigenerational complex for citizens of all ages.
Other sports and activities, including softball, ultimate frisbee, yoga, and football will also be included in the planning of the complex.
‘’I would like to thank the members of Council and the many employees who worked so hard on this great project. Their commitment and hard work will benefit the families of our beautiful community for generations to come. This complex will become the heart of our community,” said Ward 4 Councillor Francis Brière in a statement released by the municipality.