Ground to Be Broken on Gordon Bell’s Green Space

The future green space that will be developed adjacent to Gordon Bell High School. (GOOGLE)

The ground will finally be broken this morning on Gordon Bell High School’s long-awaited green space.

The land just adjacent to the school was previously owned and unoccupied by Canada Post before being sold to Manitoba Education in 2009. The 2.5-acres of land was then turned over to the Winnipeg School Division for development, along with a $1.5 million grant.

The school is aiming to raise an additional $1.5 million so that a field turf can be installed, instead of sod, and that a stage, cross country loop, prairie plant gallery and outdoor classroom can be added. Through donations and fundraising, $400,000 has been raised so far.

A ground breaking ceremony is set for 11 a.m.