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Big things happened for local schools in 2013

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(From left to right) Vic Wang, Roh Guenka and Kade Lowes play broomball at a previous Acadia Junior High Mid-Winter Festival. The 2014 festival is scheduled to take place Feb. 1 at Fort Richmond Collegiate.

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(From left to right) Vic Wang, Roh Guenka and Kade Lowes play broomball at a previous Acadia Junior High Mid-Winter Festival. The 2014 festival is scheduled to take place Feb. 1 at Fort Richmond Collegiate. Photo Store Photo Store

December is a time to reflect on the year that’s passed and celebrate our families, friends and community.

Looking back over the last 12 months, Fort Richmond has seen so many new developments that enhance our lives and will ensure our neighbourhood continues to be a vibrant place to live, work and raise a family.

We’re investing to expand opportunities for young people, especially in local schools. École St. Avila is expanding its recreational facilities. Students will soon get to break in an expanded gymnasium and are already enjoying a newly redeveloped playground. These improvements mean our children can learn and play in safe, modern environments.

For years, the Fort Garry Lions football team has provided the opportunity for many of our children to play and compete together. This year, the team has been able to upgrade its lighting equipment to fully light the football field. This new lighting system significantly increases the number of hours the field can be used.

Many residents of Fort Richmond are passionate about keeping active in our community. The Green Action Centre is an organization that has worked hard to develop a system that makes staying active easy. Funded through local community groups, Manitoba’s Neighbourhoods Alive! and the City of Winnipeg, the Green Action Centre has spearheaded the Bike, Walk, Roll project. They have created an active transportation map that identifies key walking paths and bike routes in Fort Richmond, making it that much easier to get to school or to the store. If you’d like a copy of this map, contact my office at 204-475-9433.

Staying active in these long winter months can seem like quite a challenge. Looking forward into 2014, the ever-popular annual Mid-Winter Festival will be held on Feb. 1 at Acadia Junior High and Fort Richmond Collegiate. This fun-filled day is an opportunity to join together with friends and neighbours and embrace our snowy Winnipeg winters.

I hope that 2014 is a year filled with good health and good times for you and your family and friends.

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