Local community centres offer plenty of activity


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The winter months can often be a difficult time for families with young children. The recent wave of cold temperatures in Winnipeg, along with the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, are making it challenging for families to stay active and engaged.

One great resource we are privileged to have throughout Winnipeg South is our community centres — many of which continue to provide a wide array of activities and events for people of all ages.

On the east side of the Red River, Greendell Park Community Centre and Dakota Community Centre continue to serve the residents of the South St. Vital, Greendell and River Park South neighbourhoods.

Supplied photo (From left) MLA Janice Morley-Lecomte (Seine River);Winnipeg South MP Terry Duguid; Coun. Markus Chambers (Seine River - St. Norbert, third from right) and MLA Rochelle Squires (Riel, second from right) came together to support Dakota Community Centre at its annual general meeting in November 2021.

Both community centres provide a wide array of sports programs for youth and physical activities for seniors, as well as playing host to tournaments and events. Importantly, they have carefully considered the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and have worked hard to ensure all can enjoy their facilities while remaining safe and distanced.

On the west side of the Red River, the Whyte Ridge Community Centre, South Winnipeg Community Centre and St. Norbert Community Centre provide services for residents in the growing neighbourhoods of Fort Richmond, Richmond West, University Heights, St. Norbert, Bridgwater, Whyte Ridge and South Pointe.

Similarly, they offer sports programming and activities for families, with certain restrictions in place to keep everyone safe.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my excitement about the establishment of the new South Winnipeg Recreation Campus. Through collaboration and support from all three levels of government, we announced that we were moving forward with this greatly needed recreation complex that will provide many services and programs to the fastest growing part of our city.

Our community centres serve as an excellent resource and hub for families to enjoy physical activity and get to know their neighbours. 

Just last month, I had the privilege of attending a wonderful cultural diversity event hosted by the Whyte Ridge Community Centre and Pembina Active Living 55-plus. It was incredible to see the wide array of cultural performances and food on display, and to experience all the different traditions that exist within in our community.

We are so privileged in Winnipeg South to be able to live together with neighbours from different walks of life and backgrounds, and to learn about cultures from around the world. This winter, I hope you’ll take advantage of all that our community centres in Winnipeg South have to offer.

Terry Duguid

Terry Duguid
Winnipeg South constituency report

Terry Duguid is the Liberal MP for Winnipeg South.

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