Plenty happened in St. Vital during pandemic


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This article was published 22/08/2021 (647 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

As the city re-opens after the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to showcase some of the highlights for the St. Vital ward.

This summer, there have been launches of major recreation projects – the $230,000 tennis and pickleball courts in Sage Creek, and the new baseball diamond at Highbury Park in South St. Vital, which was a joint $150,000 project with Coun. Markus Chambers (Seine River) and the Bonivital Minor Baseball Association.

August saw the dedication of the new mural on the walls of the pedestrian tunnel under Fermor, between the St. Vital Library and the YMCA and Glenlawn Collegiate. Last year, I was proud to announce a $300,000 city-funded modernization of the tunnel and this year I used $10,000 in ward funds to partner with Take Pride Winnipeg’s $6,000 contribution for a mural, which celebrates Indigenous themes. This tunnel’s transformation involved several of Glenlawn’s painters and poets.

Supplied photo Bonivital Blacksox 13U AAA players (from left) Quinn Legace, Cole Pritchard and Jackson Bailor were pictured recently with Coun. Markus Chambers (St. Norbert - Seine River) at the newly refurbished baseball diamond at Highbury School.

On Aug. 28, my office is sponsoring a series of six afternoon Curbside Concerts in the Royalwood area, spread across three different venues.

Details can be found on my website at

There are more community-based projects coming this fall, such as the St. George School Family Centre and Cabot (Pulberry) Park upgrades.

I look forward to seeing all of these projects in use, as St. Vital emerges from its pandemic-induced slumber.

Brian Mayes

Brian Mayes
St. Vital ward report

Brian Mayes is the city councillor for St. Vital.

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