Support the Fort Garry Toy Library
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This article was published 03/12/2021 (546 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The holiday season is here! For many, it will be a time to gather safely and to celebrate together. I want to thank the many folks in Fort Garry who have done their part to make their community safe by getting vaccinated so we can all gather safely and enjoy the holiday season this year.
It is important to recognize that the holiday season can often be a difficult time for many people. There are several initiatives in our community that you can donate to or be involved in that help spread goodwill throughout our community and help those less fortunate enjoy this time of year. If you can give back at all this holiday season, I encourage you to do so in any way you see fit. This is particularly appreciated as we continue to face the challenges of the evolving global pandemic.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Fort Garry Toy Library, which lends toys to those who’d like to use them. It’s held every Saturday morning in the basement at the Fort Garry United Church at 800 Point Rd., from 9 a.m. to noon. The library is run by two Fort Garry residents who felt the need to give back and opened its doors in April 2021.
There are a variety of toys folks can come borrow for three weeks. They can then return them and take new ones. If you or someone you know has children of all ages, I encourage you to visit the Toy Library and check out some fun, engaging toys.
If you can donate any toys, I encourage you to do so, as they are always in need.
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As for news from the Legislature, I want to highlight the fact that the Manitoba NDP is calling for an independent public inquiry into the PC government’s pandemic response. We know how hard Manitobans were impacted and we need answers to know what went wrong. The PC government needs to learn from the mistakes made to be able to build our healthcare system capacity and make positive lasting changes to improve the lives of all Manitobans. Manitobans expect and deserve a government that has actionable plans to address the ongoing and systemic issues within our province.
If you are aware of any other community initiatives that you think I should share with our community, please let me know at 204-421-4241 or email@example.com
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Mark Wasyliw is the NDP MLA for Fort Garry.