It’s always great to get outdoors and get active in the warm spring weather, while making our community a better place to live.
Thank you to all the volunteers that came to help clean up our neighbourhood on May 4. An impressive number of people came out to clean up Hamilton Avenue, Saskatchewan Avenue, and Cavalier Drive here in Assiniboia. It was great to chat with everyone while enjoying hotdogs after all of the hard work was done.
I have a second cleanup scheduled for Wed., May 27 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and volunteers are invited to meet us at the Heritage Victoria Community Centre at 950 Sturgeon Rd. To register, please call my office at 204-888-7722.
I enjoy the opportunity to work with fellow volunteers in the neighbourhood and discuss your ideas for our community.
You can tell that summer has arrived in Winnipeg, with the familiar sight of construction projects and crews working hard in our neighbourhoods. Our government is continuing to fulfil the commitment to making our city a better place to live.
We recently announced a nearly $60-million investment to improve our roads, back lanes and sidewalks in Winnipeg. This funding will help renew more than 160 local and regional streets, bridges, overpasses and back lanes. This provides safer conditions for pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles.
Some of the projects are right here in Assiniboia, with work being done on Isbister Street, Dohaney Crescent, Buchanan Boulevard, and Prairie View Road.
Another one of our government’s initiatives that focuses on local improvements is the Winnipeg Community Infrastructure Program. This program provides grants that support the rehabilitation, improvement or expansion of not-for-profit or City-owned recreational facilities, such as community centres, athletic facilities, cultural facilities, parks and public spaces. For example, last year the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club in west Winnipeg received $10,000 to replace their furnishings. To apply, visit www.gov.mb.ca/ia/wcip
If your group is interested in more information about this or other community improvement initiatives, feel free to contact my office at 204-888-7722 or visit my website at www.JimRondeau.mb.ca
I am always happy to hear from you.