Looking ahead to East of the Red RecPlex
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This article was published 13/12/2021 (293 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
As we head into 2022, I am excited to see what the new year will bring. One thing I am particularly looking forward to seeing this year is the update report on the East of the Red RecPlex.
As many of you know, the East of the Red RecPlex (ERRP) is a proposed “one-stop shop” multi-use centre in which multiple amenities will be available in the same place.
Some of the amenities proposed for the RecPlex are an aquatic centre with a wave pool and accessible beach included; a multi-purpose area; a gymnasium, a running track, and a fully equipped fitness space with free-weights, cardio machines, and stretch machines. The RecPlex is planned for the north-west corner of Transcona Boulevard and Plessis Road, right beside the Transcona Library.
In November 2021, the City of Winnipeg’s public service sought to update the 2018 feasibility study by soliciting opportunities for feedback from residents. A virtual open house was held Nov. 8 and a survey was made available online.
Along with Susan Russell from McGowan Russell, the lead consultant for ERRP, I also held a community consultation at Kildonan Place on Nov. 6 to speak with residents directly about this project. There was a good turnout as many people stopped to speak with either Susan or myself about ERRP, and I held very productive conversations with members of our community about the ERRP and other topics of interest.
Overall feedback to this proposed recreation centre was positive, with minimal opposition. Many people think this will be a great addition to the community, ensuring that Transcona is equipped with all necessary recreational facilities.
The ERRP would allow for the needs of our growing community to be available for use in the most centralized place possible. Additional work on this plan will likely need to await a new council to put civic funding in place, along with support from other levels of government. If you would like more information on ERRP, please visit winnipeg.ca/eastofthered.
As always, I’m proud to represent Transcona at City Hall, and I hope you will find my articles informative.
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Shawn Nason is the city councillor for Transcona ward.