Two south Winnipeg schools will have new gymnasium facilities by next year.
The Manitoba government is spending $6.15 million to construct the gyms at École St. Avila and Fort Richmond Collegiate.
“Families have told us the importance of investing in our schools and to keep building in our growing communities,” said Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum. “These projects will benefit students every day and make a difference in their lives and the surrounding community.”
Construction is currently underway on a renovation and expansion of the École St. Avila gym, while Fort Richmond Collegiate will benefit from a 10,194-square-foot fitness addition on which construction is also about to begin.
The expansion at École St. Avila will create an additional 2,500-sq.-ft. gym space with a new mechanical room and gymnasium storage room. Renovations will include improvements to change areas, structural and fire-safety upgrades to adjoining spaces in the existing school and a new roof for the existing gym and addition.
Fort Richmond Collegiate’s new healthy living centre will include space for health and nutrition classes, fitness activities, weight training and other programs.