A $2-million 56-space early learning centre will be attached to the Whitecap Elementary School. Whitecap Dakota First Nation is contributing $260,000, while the federal government will provide $1 million and the province will provide $500,000 to help fund the construction. BMO Financial Group is contributing $250,000. The province has also committed to annual operating funding for 45 of the 56 spaces when the centre opens. The remaining 11 spaces will continue to be federally funded. The centre is expected to be ready by the start of the 2016 school year.
Photo caption: Premier Brad Wall, Education Minister Don Morgan, Whitecap Dakota First Nation Chief Darcy Bear and Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre MP Tom Lukiwski were joined by children for the sod digging on May 5.