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This article was published 08/06/2020 (1089 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Over the past few months, we’ve seen how important our communities are to our well-being. We’ve been connecting virtually and now, thanks to the efforts of all Manitobans, we are able to start getting together in person to see the people we love and do the activities we are passionate about.

That’s why it is important to support local community infrastructure. Recently, I have been happy to announce funding for local initiatives that help our communities connect and grow.

A central part of our communities is our schools. Making our schools accessible to all is important, and I’m proud to have supported the efforts by the Nordale School Parent Advisory Group and administration with a grant of $35,000 through the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF).

Supplied photo by Kendra Gaede Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre president Sean Fedorowich (left) and St. Boniface-St. Vital MP Dan Vandal broke ground last year on the centre’s new accessible play park, with the help of kids from the Little Saints Learning Centre. Work is expected to be completed later this year.

Another important hub for our communities are our community centres. They provide welcoming spaces for young and old to laugh, play and meet new friends.

Community centres are an invaluable part of building strong and vibrant communities. Through the New Horizons for Seniors program, I was pleased to announce $24,373 in funding for the Southdale Community Centre to help make their programs more accessible for seniors with disabilities.

I was also thrilled to support Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre’s new accessible play park with $100,000 through the EAF. Their new play park is expected to open in late summer or early fall of this year.

Supporting community infrastructure is crucial to ensuring healthy communities, and building local economies.

I would also like to end by encouraging you to support our local businesses. Whether it’s the restaurant down the street, the local food market, florist or bike shop, now more than ever – please support local.

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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