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This article was published 7/5/2018 (556 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Hey there, time traveller! This article was published 7/5/2018 (556 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Kildonan Park Golf Course open for the season
Kildonan Park Golf Course open for the season
The Kildonan Park Golf Course located at 2021 Main St. opened on Thurs., April 26.
The 18-hole course can be reserved online at winnipeg.ca/golf, by calling the clubhouse directly at 204-986-5679, or by calling 311.
Beware that early morning tee times vary daily according to overnight temperatures. To avoid frost damage, daily play will not be permitted until conditions are favourable.
IIU investigating car crash involving police car
On April 21, the Winnipeg Police Service notified the Independent Investigation Unit of the WPS’s involvement in a car crash.
A police cruiser was travelling southbound on Main Street, with emergency equipment activated, when they collided with a 2010 Toyota Corolla travelling northbound on Main Street turning westbound onto Polson Avenue, directly in the officers’ path of travel.
The police car crashed into a business on the southwest corner of Main Street and Polson Avenue. The driver of the Corolla was not injured, but a passenger , a 73-year-old woman, sustained a collapsed lung and a fractured right ankle. She was admitted to hospital where she remains at this time. The two officers suffered soft tissue injuries and were released from hospital.
The investigation is ongoing, so no further details will be provided at this time.
Youth United@Winnipeg continues to build bridges
Since April 30, 20 University of Winnipeg students will spend the summer in the North End learning and working in community organizations, in a program called YouthUnited@Winnipeg.
In partnership with the City of Winnipeg, initiated by Winnipeg Coun. Brian Mayes and designed at UWinnipeg, the experiential learning program is based on the principles in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Calls to Action.
The students come from a wide range of backgrounds, both suburban and inner-city, with the intent of fostering new relationships and the exchange of ideas and perspectives. Students spend one day a week in the classroom, and four days a week working in community-based organizations. The curriculum exposes them to a variety of community settings and cultural experiences.
"I’m hoping to gain a greater understanding of life in the inner city and North End. I think these neighbourhoods are often misrepresented and misunderstood, and I want to be able to challenge these misrepresentations and misunderstandings. I also want to create relationships with a variety of people, so I can better understand and appreciate them and their experiences," said political sciences student Riley Black.
Participating organizations this year include Ka Ni Kanichihk, Welcome Place, John Howard Society, Peaceful Village, and Graffiti Gallery.
Westland Foundation continues to support inner -Winnipeg students
During a fundraising breakfast on May 2, the Westland Foundation affirmed its support of Indigenous youth’s higher education.
With the theme, "Reconciliation: Westland Foundation and Indigenous Youth Creating Partnerships for Higher Education," the breakfast highlights Westland’s partnership with Southeast Resource Development Council (SERDC) in bringing Westland Foundation Education Fund (WFEF) scholarships to inner-Winnipeg Indigenous youth.
"I’d like to take an education degree this fall at the University of Winnipeg. I’d like to be a gym teacher and let students see that education is a gateway to endless possibilities. I want them to believe in themselves that they can achieve their dreams," Raeden Bricklin, a graduating student at St. John’s High School who is being supported by the Westland Foundation, said.
Westland Foundation Education Fund ensures all inner-Winnipeg youth have access to higher education and succeed in today’s increasingly competitive environment. For this year’s breakfast, Westland will donate its proceeds to the Westland Foundation Education Fund at the University of Manitoba.
Renovation grants for Tyndall Park and Norquay community centres
On May 2, Mayor Brian Bowman announced that 14 City-owned community centres will receive funding for renovations, two of which include Tyndall Park (2255 King Edward St.) and Norquay (65 Granville St.) community centres.
The Community Centre Renovation Grant Program received and approved 14 applications from the spring 2018 intake period for a combined total of $479,008 in grant funding.
The program provides up to $965,000 in total annual funding for community centres to access in support of repairs, upgrades, retrofits, safety improvements and renovation projects. Each community centre applicant is eligible for 100 per cent support of project costs to a maximum of $50,000 per project per calendar year.
During the month of May, the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians will be hosting several celebrations to honour the 100th anniversary of the group of Ukrainian immigrants who overcame incredible odds to establish their community.
As part of the celebrations, the AUUC is hosting a gala banquet and dinner concert on Sat., May 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Ukrainian Labour Temple (591 Pritchard Ave.). Doors open at 4 p.m. and the event will feature Festival Choir, Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra, Yunist School of Folk Dance and Ensemble, and dramatization by Brian Richardson and Kevin Longfield.
Speakers will include Bob Seychuk, national president of the AUUC; Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage Cathy Cox and Mayor Brian Bowman.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased with Gloria at 204-467-5043.
For more information contact Emily Halldorson at 204-891-8238 or go to www.ult-wpg.ca
Applications for Bulla Leadership Award opened until June 15
Bulla Arts International has opened applications for the Bulla Leadership Award and will be accepted until June 15. The award will be presented to three leaders at the Bulla Arts Annual Talent Show held on July 7 at the Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre (711 Jefferson Ave.).
Applicants between ages 15 to 40 years old with significant achievements in the fields of performing arts (such as theatre, dance, music, and singing), fine arts (Sketching, photography, filming), literature (story, poem, song, creative writing, ), sports and academics will be considered and evaluated against the criteria for the awards. Scoring will be based on age, social participation, volunteering, recommendation letters and achievements in the field of application. The award consists of $500 and a certificate.