Upgrades Coming to 227 Community Facilities in Manitoba

By Tyler Sutherland

École Viscount Alexander School
École Viscount Alexander School (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The Manitoba government is providing $2.9 million in funding for 227 community recreational, cultural facilities across the province.

Housing and Community Development Minister Peter Bjornson made the announcement Tuesday at École Viscount Alexander School, which is slated to receive $15,000 for phase four of school field improvements including walking trails, bridges and landscaping.

“This year’s projects include museums, playgrounds, multi-use and recreation facilities, child-care centres, libraries, community halls and seniors’ facilities,” Bjornson said. “The projects can include critical repairs such as fire-safety upgrades, energy-efficiency improvements as well as access upgrades for people with disabilities.”

An additional $13 million from other sources will support the province’s contribution.

The list of grant recipients also include the Exchange Community Building on Albert Street, which will get $40,000 for window replacement and energy upgrades.

To see complete Community Places Program approvals for 2014-15, visit the province’s website (PDF).