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This article was published 25/05/2022 (370 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

We are well into May, which means that summer is right around the corner, This has been such a busy and exciting month, and with that in mind, I’d like to take a moment to highlight some recent announcements made by our provincial government.

The Building Sustainable Communities program and Green Team program recently announced the organizations and communities that were approved for grants, and I am so pleased to say that the Seine River riding received funding for local community projects. The St. Vital Mustangs, the largest recipient in Seine River, will see $300,000 in funding for the construction of a turf football field. The turf field will offer athletes from Winnipeg and surrounding areas an opportunity to play sports without the hindrance of weather and seasonal changes. Union Nation Métisse Saint-Joseph du Manitoba., the St. Norbert Arts Centre, St. Norbert BIZ, Rugby Manitoba and Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Winnipeg all received funding to assist with ongoing renovations and updates to their programs and youth employment projects. Congratulations to all the deserving recipients, and the tremendous work you do for our communities.

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Vivek Bhagria, at front, is one of four individuals from Canada, along with eight players from the U.S.A., who will represent Canada as part of a North American soccer team in Lima, Peru, at the Copa América de Talla Baja.

I would also like to highlight a remarkable Manitoban who is bringing his talents all the way to South America this month. Vivek Bhagria is one of four individuals from Canada, along with eight players from the U.S.A., representing Canada in Lima, Peru at the Copa América de Talla Baja, an international soccer tournament, which roughly translates to the Americas Cup for Little People.

Vivek competed in the annual indoor event in Argentina in 2019, where the North American team placed fourth of nine. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, he will now play with the best players from Canada and the United State against the top players from South America. Vivek began playing soccer when he was four years old, and quickly developed a love for the sport. He quickly discovered that he had a natural skill and excelled in the sport. This tournament will allow him and all the other competitors to showcase their talents on a world stage. They will be up against teams from Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay and Morocco. The games run May 20-24 and will be livestreamed on Facebook.

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As the St. Mary’s overpass construction continues, for updates, questions and comments, individuals are encouraged to visit the government link at www.gov.mb.ca/mit/hpd/pth100/index.html

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out and contact my constituency office by emailing janice.seinerivermla@mymts.net or calling 204-794-8079.

Janice Morley-Lecomte

Janice Morley-Lecomte
Seine River constituency report

Janice Morley-Lecomte is the PC MLA for Seine River.

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