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Province Funding Upgrades to Several Community Facilities

August 20, 2014 3:58 PM | News

By Brian Schultz

Sikh Society of Manitoba

Sikh Society of Manitoba (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

Upgrades are planned for more community facilities in Winnipeg, particularly in the city’s northwest.

The province announced Wednesday part of its $500,000 investment will go to the Sikh Society of Manitoba to enhance their existing playground.

Upgrades will replace the old existing wooden structure with a safe and accessible play structure. Construction is expected to begin this fall.

“For many years the Sikh society has been a gathering area for both young and old. We want to help that tradition continue with this new play structure,” said Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief. “These types of investments help bring communities together and develop a sense of belonging as children and families have more opportunities to enjoy time together.”

Other organizations in northwest Winnipeg receiving funding include the Seven Oaks Village Housing Co-op, Ten Ten Sinclair, École Stanley Knowles playground, Gurdwara Kalgidhar Darbar, St. Josephs Ukrainian Catholic Church, West Kildonan Community Centre, Norquay Community Centre, Hungarian Canadian Cultural Society and the North End Wellness Centre.