Art enhances our shared spaces
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This article was published 10/08/2022 (296 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
I hope that everyone has been enjoying their summer so far. I think we can all agree that we deserve some nice sunny weather after the winter we endured this year. I’ve personally enjoyed speaking to Manitobans at the doorstep while out canvassing, attending community events and spending time outside with friends and family.
There are many activities and attractions in Union Station that are worth checking out this summer. The Human Rights Museum offers free admission for Indigenous peoples and is free for everyone on Friday nights from 5 to 9 p.m. The Winnipeg Art Gallery – Qaumajuq offers free admission on the second Sunday of every month and at all times for youth under 18 and Indigenous peoples. I recently took in the new exhibits at the WAG, which reminded me of the importance of art in our community and the potential it has to enhance our shared spaces. Art has the power to spur powerful discussions, to inspire and can motivate people to act. That’s why I’m so happy to share that for the third summer in a row my office has partnered with Artbeat Studio to host free ‘Art in the Park’ sessions in Central Park. These events are for art lovers of all ages and skill levels. I hope to see you at the next event, taking place on Saturday, Aug. 20 from noon to 1:30pm.
I also wanted to share some community-based resources that people can access if they need. The Winnipeg Adult Education Centre’s main campus is located at 310 Vaughan St. and helps adults complete their high school diplomas. The centre also offers English language development classes, extra-curricular activities and more. Sunshine House is a community drop-in and resource centre focused on harm reduction and social inclusion located at 646 Logan Avenue, just outside of the Union Station constituency. It recently launched a mobile overdose prevention site (MOPS) that will provide outreach services to people who use drugs in Union Station among other areas. They’re currently raising money to offer drug checking services so that people can ensure they’re not taking potentially lethal toxic drugs. If you would like to donate, please visit their website: https://fundrazr.com/022co7?ref=sh_c4J2P7_ab_8XcB7ljzvaS8XcB7ljzvaS
My constituency office is also located at Unit 1-331 Smith St. Please feel free to reach out to me by phone at 204-306-8581 or by email at email@example.com
Union Station constituency report
Uzoma Asagwara is the NDP MLA for Union Station.