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This article was published 06/07/2021 (696 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

June is a busy month for many families. It embraces the ending of one school year, honours young adults as they graduate from high school or college and signals the start of summer.   

The summer season offers the opportunity to visit local festivals, participate in summer camps and to visit with family and friends.

St. Norbert Arts Centre is always busy with young artists and visitors taking in the many sights. This summer the SNAC is offering three week-long summer camps for youth; garden walk-and-stretch events on Wednesdays and Sundays; and their famous community Sundays, to highlight a few. To learn more about the events and times, email Debbie at  

Supplied photo Seine River MLA Janice Morley-Lecomte; Marilyn Firth, manager of the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market; and Sandy Fox, president of the Farmers’ Market board, recently announced that the market had received funding for a new washroom improvement.

The Building Sustainable Communities program has been expanded for 2021 with up to $13 million available to support 305 community development projects. This program was developed to allow for community development projects that help build thriving, sustainable communities and we have expanded the program by over $5 million to include support for larger-scale capital projects as well as added funding to support pandemic recovery.

I am pleased to announce that the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market and the St. Vital Mustangs are recipients of grants from this program.

The Farmers’ Market is receiving $17,811 for a washroom improvement project. Because it hosts events year-round, winterizing the facility means more programs and outdoor events can be hosted by various community groups.

The Mustangs will receive $20,234 for their Maple Grove Field redevelopment Pproject.  Maple Grove continues to be the home for many sports enthusiasts. The funding will support the ongoing costs and necessary upgrades to the football fields.  

The new Manitoba Youth Jobs Program and existing Green Team grants together total $25 million, which will support more than 8,000 youth employment opportunities this summer. The new $15-million Manitoba Youth Jobs Program will help more than 2,000 Manitoba employers and create sustainable long-term, seasonal, and short-term employment opportunities for more than 6,000 Manitoba youth.

The Green Team grant programs to help an estimated 2,000 young Manitobans find summer employment and gain valuable work experience.

St. Norbert Biz ($8,378.00), Maple Grove Rugby Park ($19,288.00), St. Norbert Arts Centre ($19,070.00), and Sierra Leone Refugee Program ($23,841.00) are recipients of the Green Team grants and will be receiving funding for youth employment this summer.

Our government recognizes the value of supporting community-based organizations and providing youth with critical work experience and income during these challenging times. By bettering our communities, we are bettering our province and the lives of Manitobans.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my constituency office at or 204-794-8079.

Janice Morley-Lecomte

Janice Morley-Lecomte
Seine River constituency report

Janice Morley-Lecomte is the PC MLA for Seine River.

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