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Manitobans want their schools to be safe places for both students and school staff.
 As the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is now upon us, cases among young people are steadily rising and we are seeing more and more cases connected to schools. As a result, Evergreen School Division has moved to remote learning, as well as École Marie-Anne-Gaboury in Louis Riel School Division. 
It’s only a matter of time before variants of concern will begin to appear across all divisions, so we must act now to protect our school staff, students, and communities. 
School staff have been prioritized for vaccination in select hotspot areas in central and north Winnipeg, but school staff across the province are feeling unsafe going to work, and students and parents are worried about bringing COVID-19 home from school. 
Every single person who works in a Manitoba school is an essential worker, and we need all of them to be protected and prioritized for the vaccine so that our kids can continue to get the benefits of in-person learning.
I know Transconians, like all Manitobans, are suffering from COVID fatigue. We’ve been cooped up inside for too long and while there is a light at the end of the tunnel, we’re not quite there yet. 
That’s why I’d like to promote an upcoming opportunity for Transconians to get outside and support our neighbours in need. 
Starting on June 23 is the first-ever FlaminGO 5K Fun Run/Walk in support of the Transcona Food Bank. Flamingos are social birds that rely on each other in order to thrive, much like our Transcona community. This socially-distanced fun run will be a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the warm weather and help our neighbours by walking or running around our neighborhood. 
The event’s $15 registration fee will be donated to the Transcona Food Bank – in return, participants will receive a commemorative medal and a flamingo key chain made by Transcona business Pocket Trumpet Post.
If you register before May 7, you will also be entered to win a Nexgrill mini-barbecue valued at $130. To win, take a picture of you in your flamingo attire while on your 5K Fun Run/Walk and post it on the event’s Facebook page, or on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #FlaminGOFunRun. 
Register now at https://form.jotform.com/210953599154262 or contact organizer Lisa Webinger at lisa.webinger@gmail.com for more information. 
As always, I encourage all Transconians to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible, and I hope that on June 23 you will join me in supporting our neighbors in the #FlaminGOFunRun.
Reach out anytime by calling 204-594-2025 or nello.altomare@yourmanitoba.ca 

Manitobans want their schools to be safe places for both students and school staff.

 As the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is now upon us, cases among young people are steadily rising and we are seeing more and more cases connected to schools. As a result, Evergreen School Division has moved to remote learning, as well as École Marie-Anne-Gaboury in Louis Riel School Division. 

It’s only a matter of time before variants of concern will begin to appear across all divisions, so we must act now to protect our school staff, students, and communities. 

School staff have been prioritized for vaccination in select hotspot areas in central and north Winnipeg, but school staff across the province are feeling unsafe going to work, and students and parents are worried about bringing COVID-19 home from school. 

Every single person who works in a Manitoba school is an essential worker, and we need all of them to be protected and prioritized for the vaccine so that our kids can continue to get the benefits of in-person learning.

I know Transconians, like all Manitobans, are suffering from COVID fatigue. We’ve been cooped up inside for too long and while there is a light at the end of the tunnel, we’re not quite there yet. 

That’s why I’d like to promote an upcoming opportunity for Transconians to get outside and support our neighbours in need. 

Starting on June 23 is the first-ever FlaminGO 5K Fun Run/Walk in support of the Transcona Food Bank. Flamingos are social birds that rely on each other in order to thrive, much like our Transcona community. This socially-distanced fun run will be a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the warm weather and help our neighbours by walking or running around our neighborhood. 

The event’s $15 registration fee will be donated to the Transcona Food Bank. In return, participants will receive a commemorative medal and a flamingo key chain made by Transcona business Pocket Trumpet Post.

If you register before May 7, you will also be entered to win a Nexgrill mini-barbecue valued at $130. To win, take a picture of you in your flamingo attire while on your 5K Fun Run/Walk and post it on the event’s Facebook page, or on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #FlaminGOFunRun. 

Register now at https://form.jotform.com/210953599154262 or contact organizer Lisa Webinger at lisa.webinger@gmail.com for more information. 

As always, I encourage all Transconians to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible, and I hope that on June 23 you will join me in supporting our neighbors in the #FlaminGOFunRun.

Reach out anytime by calling 204-594-2025 or nello.altomare@yourmanitoba.ca 

Nello Altomare

Nello Altomare
Transcona constituency report

Nello Altomare is the NDP MLA for Transcona.

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