Helping seniors in our community


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This article was published 17/03/2020 (1172 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

On Jan.21, I joined my colleague Deb Schulte, minister of seniors, at the Southdale Community Centre to announce $24,373 in funding to help the centre make its programs more accessible for seniors with disabilities.

Southdale C.C. is an important hub for our riding, offering programming for residents in Southdale, Island Lakes, Royalwood and Sage Creek. Under the leadership of Patricia Elliot, chair of the Southdale Seniors, Southdale C.C. has extensive programming for seniors, including yoga, strength training, low impact cardio, card games, and social events.

As Tamara Bauknecht, general manager of Southdale C.C. highlighted, it boasts one of the largest seniors groups in Winnipeg. This funding, provided through the federal New Horizons for Seniors program, will enable Southdale to improve accessibility so that even more seniors can access their programming.

Supplied photo Dan Vandal (left) with Tamara Bauknecht, general manager of Southdale C.C.; federal Seniors Minister Deb Schulte; and Patricia Elliot, chair of Southdale Seniors, at the announcemen of an NHSP grant for Southdale C.C.

The goal of the New Horizons for Seniors program (NHSP) is to support projects that help improve the well-being of seniors and foster their social inclusion and engagement in all aspects of Canadian society. Over the past few years, several projects in Saint Boniface – Saint Vital have benefitted from NHSP funding, including the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre, Vital Seniors of Winnipeg and the Tamil Cultural Society of Manitoba.

In total, Manitoba will receive close to $1.5 million for close to 100 projects this year through the NHSP.

The next application period for NHSP funding (2020-2021 Call for Proposals) will be launched later this spring.

Contact my office at 204-983-3183 or if you would like to be advised of the start of the application period.

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came to my annual Louis Riel pancake breakfast on Feb. 1, also at Southdale C.C. It was great to see so many people from our community (close to 300) come out.

I look forward to this event as it is another great opportunity for me to meet with you and I am happy to see it grow every year! Thank you to everyone who made it possible, from the Southdale C.C. staff to the many volunteers.

Dan Vandal

Dan Vandal
Saint Boniface-Saint Vital constituency report

Dan Vandal is the Liberal MP for Saint Boniface-Saint Vital.

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