Norberry-Glenlee opens accessible play structure
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This article was published 20/10/2020 (953 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
On Thanksgiving Saturday — Oct. 10 — a small group of St. Vital community members and elected officials gathered to “give thanks” and to unofficially open the new Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre accessible play structure at the NGCC main campus on Molgat Avenue.
This project included $320,000 for a new play park and $45,000 for a handicapped parking area. The NGCC reports that the “base is a poured-in rubber compound that is great for wheelchairs, walkers and people with walking difficulties” and that the structure “includes many tactile and sound/music stations and many visual features for those with sight issues”.
The real heroes of the story are the NGCC board members who have pursued this project for almost four years, led by the unstoppable duo of executive assistant Carmelle Remillard and president Sean Fedorowich.
Funding for the project came from many sources — $100,000 from the City of Winnipeg, $100,000 from the federal government, $75,000 from the Province of Manitoba, $11,000 from local donors and businesses, $10,000 from Riverside Lions, $10,000 from Manitoba Tire Stewardship and $59,000 from the community centre.
I was pleased to join MP Dan Vandal and MLA Rochelle Squires representing the other funding levels of government, as well as local MLA Jamie Moses.
The Norberry campus continues to evolve — the new gym from 2010 was supported by Nancy Allan and Gord Steeves, the new rink boards were championed by Chris Melnick and myself — and now this great new public feature. I am proud to support a community centre where I played, where my sons played, and where kids will play well into the future.
St. Vital ward report
Brian Mayes is the city councillor for St. Vital.