Twelve Winnipeg community centres will receive a grant to help them upgrade their facilities.
Last year, the city announced a grant program to help community centres to do a major renovation every year without having to cut back on programming to repair their facilities. Facilities must apply for the grant during spring or fall, and the programs provides up to $965,000 in annual funding.
This afternoon, Mayor Sam Katz announced the city will spend $386,000 to help 12 community centres who applied for funding last fall. Bronx Park, Linden Woods, Riverview, Robert A. Steen Memorial, Vince Leah Recreation Centre, Norberry-Glenlee, Grendell Park, Dakota, River Osborne, Central Corydon, Gateway and Norway Recreation Committee Inc will receive funding to help repair things including floors, windows and washrooms.