Gordon Bell High School has launched an ambitious fundraising drive to complete phase two of its greenspace for active living.
The school is aiming to raise $250,000 to light up the newly-dedicated “Panther Greenspace.”
“We have here a beautifully developed area for the use of students and community members,” said principal Arlene Skull. “We want to see it lit up to help lengthen the time in the day when we can safely be active in the space.”
WINNIPEG — Robert-Falcon Ouellette may have come in third place in the race for Winnipeg’s mayor, but the crowd packed inside his Provencher Boulevard headquarters welcomed him as though he had won.
“Robert, Robert,” they chanted as he entered wearing a wide smile, followed by “Falcon, Falcon.”
Ouellette, the Calgary-raised program director for the University of Manitoba’s Aboriginal Focus Programs and father of five, summed up the reason for the celebratory mood in his speech, describing how a campaign that started on the “fringe” grew to a group of “contenders” and “game changers.” He also said how it united people across political party lines, and aboriginal and non-aboriginal people from across Winnipeg, to work for a common cause, while inspiring people who hadn’t previously voted to engage in the political process.
WINNIPEG — It was not the outcome supporters of mayoral contender Judy Wasylycia-Leis were hoping for Wednesday night.
“I feel quite sad,” said a sombre Terry Boettcher, 66, as results flashing on two large screens in the Fort Garry Hotel’s Grand Ballroom made it clear Wasylycia-Leis, a career NDP politician, had been bested in the race to be Winnipeg’s next mayor by lawyer Brian Bowman.
It was obvious from the faces in the crowd of about 125 volunteers and supporters he wasn’t the only one feeling low.
Bowman, 43-year-old privacy lawyer and political newcomer, defeated veteran politician Judy Wasylycia-Leis by clinching 47.54% of the vote (unofficial results) in Wednesday’s municipal election.
“My friends, I am excited to tell you, positive change is coming to city hall,” Bowman said to a packed room of supporters at Inn at The Forks. “What an incredible night… when this campaign started, we made the case for positive change in Winnipeg. That negative, old-school politics had no place in our campaign or in our city.”
Bowman received 111,504 votes to Wasylycia-Leis’ 24.92% (58,440).