Assiniboine Park’s summer entertainment series kicks off
Audiences will take to the outdoors on June 21 for the first evening of entertainment at Assiniboine Park.
The park’s Casinos of Winnipeg Summer Entertainment Series launches with Yoga in the Park at 7 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre.
Other acts being brought to the stage include the Winnipeg Pops Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Tom Jackson, Ray St. Germain and Leanne Pearson.
The entire entertainment series, including the Friday night movie series — performances from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and jazz performances in the Leo Mol sculpture garden — is free to attend.
"We are so excited for this year’s talent-filled lineup at the Lyric and throughout the Park," Laura Curtis, manager of marketing and communications, said in a statement. "It’s wonderful to see Manitobans join us year after year to enjoy music and entertainment in this beautiful setting. We are also thrilled to have Casinos of Winnipeg join as the title sponsor this year, helping us make arts and culture accessible to everyone."
For a complete schedule of events and performances go to assiniboinepark.ca
Lord Roberts, South Winnipeg community centres receive city grants
Two local community centres will benefit from the city’s renovation grant program this summer.
Lord Roberts Community Centre received a $41,738 grant to help support building repairs, and the South Winnipeg Community Centre received $50,000 for a floor replacement.
The grants are administered through the Community Centre Renovation Grant Program. The city received and approved 11 applications during the spring intake period for a total of $506,238 in funding.
"The importance of community centres to our communities go far beyond their role as physical meeting places for sports and events in our communities," Mayor Brian Bowman said in a statement. "These meeting places allow us to connect with our fellow community members and build the pride in what makes us Winnipeggers."
Other community centres receiving grants are: Assiniboia West Recreation, Chalmers, Deer Lodge, Glenwood, Melrose Park, Notre Dame, Tyndall Park, Valour, and Woodhaven Park.
ATV crash in St. Norbert sends two to hospital
Two people were sent to hospital, one in critical condition, after an ATV crash in St. Norbert.
On June 10 around 11 p.m., police say emergency crews responded to an off-road vehicle crash near Courchaine Road and Turnbull Drive.
A 23-year-old man and 25-year-old woman were found with severe injuries. Both were taken to hospital in critical condition and the female has since been upgraded to stable condition.
Anyone with information that might help investigators is asked to call 204-986-6271 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.
Take a seat along the greenway
A new bench designed by Michelle Tustin was unveiled along the Bishop Grandin Greenway, behind Crampton’s Market, on June 10. The bench, titled Potholes, was part of Storefront MB and the Winnipeg Trails Association’s BENCHmark competition.
A second bench, titled Scattered Spheres, was designed by Wood Anchor and installed along the greenway just west of the Red River.