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St. Norbert market to see provincial funding

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Bigger, better washrooms are coming to the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market.

The provincial government is investing more funds to improve public and not-for-profit community facilities, including rehabilitation, upgrading and expanding some of the city’s popular recreation options, and creating more green spaces for local families.

The St. Norbert Farmers’ Market is on the receiving end of a $250,000 donation from the province to upgrade its washroom facilities.

"Community centres, parks and recreation facilities provide access for families to take part in activities and a variety of social functions that form strong bonds in communities," said Kevin Chief, Children and Youth Opportunities Minister, in a news release. "By providing these organizations with funding for necessary building maintenance and renovations, we’re extending the use of these facilities so they can serve their communities for many years to come."

The new washroom design will utilize three reclaimed 40-foot shipping containers as the main construction component for men’s, women’s and accessible/family washroom facilities. The project will support annual attendance of more than 150,000 visitors to the market.

"We’re thrilled to receive this substantial funding from the Province of Manitoba that allows us to continue our market upgrade project. Improving farmers markets in Manitoba supports our local producers and our local economy," said Ken Kornelson, president of the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, in the release.

Other organizations in southwest Winnipeg that are receiving funding include the Royal Canadian Legion Fort Garry #90, École Riverview Parent Advisory Council, St. Avila Home and School Association, St. Norbert BIZ, St. Norbert Arts Centre, Osborne Village BIZ, Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish Learning Centre, Assiniboine Park Conservancy, Hellenic Greek Orthodox Church of Winnipeg, Italian Canadian Centre of Manitoba Inc. and Harrow United Church.

For more information, visit www.gov.mb.ca/ia/wcip/index.html

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