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Community centres land upgrade grants

Four local facilities to receive funding from city renovation grant program

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In this February 2013 file photo, Coun. Dan Vandal (St. Boniface) shakes hands with Southdale Community Centre’s president Todd Thornton in light of an unrelated funding announcement. It was recently announced that the Lakewood Boulevard-based centre is among four in southeast to benefit from fourth intake of funding through the city’s Community Centre Renovation Grant Program.

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In this February 2013 file photo, Coun. Dan Vandal (St. Boniface) shakes hands with Southdale Community Centre’s president Todd Thornton in light of an unrelated funding announcement. It was recently announced that the Lakewood Boulevard-based centre is among four in southeast to benefit from fourth intake of funding through the city’s Community Centre Renovation Grant Program. Photo Store

Four local community centres are set to receive funding for various upgrades and renovations.
It was recently announced that Norwood, Winakwa, Notre Dame and Southdale centres will be among 10 facilities to receive a combined total of $362,269 through the city’s Community Centre Renovation Grant Program.


"Volunteer boards help make City of Winnipeg community centres active, busy places, full of activities for people of all ages," said Mayor Sam Katz in a news release. "The Community Centre Renovation Program ensures that volunteers have the time to focus on programming for neighbourhood residents."


Norwood (87 Walmer St.) will receive $50,000 for washroom upgrades; Winakwa (980 Winakwa Rd.) is also slated for $50,000 for washroom upgrades; Notre Dame (271 avenue de la Cathédrale) will get $49,995 for washroom, kitchen and door upgrades; and Southdale (254 Lakewood Blvd.) is set for $48,784 for washroom and flooring upgrades and acoustic enhancement, officials say.


The grants program, which was introduced in 2012, supports repairs, upgrades, safety improvements and renovation projects at community centre facilities. Applicants are eligible for 100% support of project costs to a maximum of $50,000 per project, per calendar year.


The announcement represents the program fourth intake. Other Winnipeg centres set to receive funding through this round of grants include Valley Gardens, Bourkevale, Sinclair Park, Northwood, Waverley Heights, and Tyndall Park.

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