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On Aug. 30, the North Centennial Recreation Centre (90 Sinclair St.) hosted the inauguration of the North End Garden, built to help new Canadians maintain their dietary habits.
“Many (newcomers) were telling us how they are having a difficult time maintaining their healthy, traditional diets here in Canada. Lots of foods are not available, or they are too expensive or they are not so fresh,” Amy 
Henderson, Food Matters Manitoba’s newcomer program co-ordinator, said.
Many things change when a person moves to another place, especially to another country. Food Matters Manitoba is addressing an important habit that impacts newcomers’ health: nutrition.

Many things change when a person moves to another place, especially to another country. Food Matters Manitoba is addressing an important habit that impacts newcomers’ health: nutrition.

On Aug. 30, the North Centennial Recreation Centre (90 Sinclair St.) hosted the inauguration of the North End Garden, built to help new Canadians maintain their dietary habits.

Ligia Braidotti Point Douglas Councillor Mike Pagtakhan, Food Matters Manitoba Board Chair Angela Chotka, Food Matters Executive Director Loraine Nyokong and Food Matters Newcomer Program Coordinator Amy Henderson in front of the North End Garden.

“Many (newcomers) were telling us how they are having a difficult time maintaining their healthy, traditional diets here in Canada. Lots of foods are not available, or they are too expensive or they are not so fresh,” Amy 

Henderson, Food Matters Manitoba’s newcomer program co-ordinator, said.

Ligia Braidotti Coun. Mike Pagtakhan (on left), Food Matters Manitoba board chair Angela Chotka (on right) and guests officially open the North End Garden’s season.
Ligia Braidotti The new North End Garden, located north of the North Centennial Recreation Centre.
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