Nineteen city-owned community centres across Winnipeg got a funding boost to do some renovations, the mayor announced Wednesday.
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The grants total just over $1.2 million and are through the city’s community centre renovation grant program, which Mayor Scott Gillingham called in a news release a “crucial investment.”
“Ensuring they have the necessary resources to undertake repairs, upgrades, and safety improvements that enhance the overall experience for visitors,” Gillingham said, adding a thank-you to the board members and staff of the city’s community centres.
The program has two intake periods per year, one in March and October. Since 2012, the city has spent $15.7 million on community centre renovations across Winnipeg.
“Community centres are the hub of our communities,” said Coun. John Orlikow, who chairs the community services committee.
“They provide local programs that allow families to participate in sports and activities, and link neighbours together through shared experiences. These funds recognize this and provide support to the amazing volunteers that run our community centres.”
The program allows community centres to acces funding to repair facilities, upgrade, retrofit, improve safety and do some renovations.
The community centres that got funding to complete renovations are as follows:
- Deer Lodge
- East Elmwood
- Morse Place
- North Kildonan
- Park City West
- Robert A. Steen
- Sturgeon Heights
- Tyndall Park
- Valley Gardens
- Vince Leah
- Whyte Ridge