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Bustling communities need recreation options

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Any growing community needs options for recreation.  

Community centres, parks and sports facilities are places where residents of all ages can come to be active and have fun.  It should be a priority for governments to work with community partners to support the necessary infrastructure for healthy living in our neighbourhoods.

The provincial government is providing over $43,000 in funding to this worthwhile project through the Winnipeg Community Infrastructure Program (WCIP). The goal of WCIP is to help renew and revitalize popular local recreation facilities and public spaces, so that they can continue to serve the neighbourhood.

Much-needed upgrades will be coming to the Maples Community Centre gym and soccer field so it can continue to be a hub of activity for the surrounding area. The province is providing this project with a $100,000 grant through WCIP.

The Amber Trails Residents Group has been working on developing the green space on Leila Avenue and Strasbourg Drive into a neighbourhood park. Enhancing green spaces and parks is important in an expanding community like ours. I am excited that plans are continuing to move forward, supported in part by a $30,000 WCIP grant as well as through funding from the provincial Community Places Program.

If you have questions about WCIP programs or other provincial government programs developed to support community recreation, please call my office at 204-632-7933, or visit us at 80 Mandalay Dr.

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