City Donating $50M to Assiniboine Park

By Sarah Klein

Assiniboine Park (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

Assiniboine Park’s “Imagine a Place” fundraising campaign will receive a $50 million donation from the City of Winnipeg over the next 10 years.

The donation puts the campaign’s fundraising efforts to more than half of its $200 million goal to rejuvenate the park.

The city has contributed about $16.3 million to date, which has gone towards the construction of the Nature Playground, the expansion and enhancement of the Duck Pond, the development of the Journey to Churchill project, and the construction of the International Polar Bear Conservation Centre. Another $16.7 million will fund repairs, upgrades and park improvements.

The Imagine a Place Campaign will officially launch Sunday, June 3. A party for the park will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Lyric Lawn featuring entertainment, a scavenger hunt, free prize draws and other family-friendly activities.

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