MLA for Cypress Hills, Doug Steele, was in Shaunavon this past Wednesday May 25 for the official opening of the new washroom facilities at Memorial Park.

While in the community, Steele and Shaunavon Mayor, Kyle Bennett, toured the various projects that Shaunavon has used Provincial MEEP funding to complete.

The Municipal Economic Enhancement Program is a grant based program that is used for shovel - ready infrastructure projects and initiatives that will help keep municipalities strong.

In total the community of Shaunavon has received $246,350 for projects including the following:

Memorial Park Washrooms, Sidewalk: Washroom facility upgrades and Amphitheatre sidewalk - $71,405 MEEP.

Fifth Avenue Walkway : paved walkway on 5th Avenue for pedestrian safety and a row of willow trees for beautification - $40,087 MEEP.

Town Hall Window Upgrades: upgraded the wheelchair access ramp at the rear of the building and replaced 12 windows - $44,858 MEEP.

Ball Diamond Upgrades: new dugouts and fence toppers installed - $30,000 MEEP.

Grand Coteau Heritage and Cultural Centre Vertical Lift: replaced the old platform lift with a new vertical lift to improve access to all visitors - $45,000 MEEP.

Dog Park: a fenced-in area located on the east side of town neighboring the TransCanada Walking Trail - $15,000 MEEP.

These projects contribute to the improvement of quality of life in Shaunavon, as well as add beauty to the community.