WINNIPEG — The city’s West End neighbourhoods will get some care today with the help of approximately 350 students.
Children from General Wolfe, Isaac Brock and Gordon Bell schools will help fill hundreds of bags full of garbage and recycling from walkways, boulevards and parks and sweep dozens of sidewalks.
“The students look forward to this event each year and we are so proud of how they really take ownership of the work,” said Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner, executive director of the West End BIZ. “Their efforts make an immediate visible difference in the image of our streets.”
The annual “Sweep Off” will be consolidated at Saigon Park (Spence and Ellice). At the end of the day, city staff will pick up the garbage bags for disposal and West End BIZ staff ensures recyclables are on their way to a new life. Recycle Everywhere will be on site at Saigon Park to help spread the message of reducing garbage and increasing recycling.