Photo courtesy of Manfred Joehnck

Less than a year ago, sod was turned for a $1.3 million dollar youth centre on the Pasqua First Nation, northeast of Regina.

Indigenous Affairs put up $750,000 of cost. This morning, the ribbon was cut and the grand opening was held.

It can only be described as beautiful and functional. It’s 2,600 square feet and features a pool table, ping pong, a big screen TV and two computer stations. The centre also has a full kitchen and a meeting room.

The exterior is steel-clad, but it looks exactly like wood, but there will be zero maintenance.

Chief Todd Peigan says the centre is just a beginning for the youth who played a major role in the design of the facility.