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Province Providing $1.5M in Youth Recreation Programs

May 19, 2015 1:50 PM | News

Brian Bowman

Mayor Brian Bowman speaks during an announcement at Norquay Community Centre on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (CHRISD.CA)

The Manitoba government is investing $1.5 million to fund enhanced youth recreation programs.

Part of the funding will go to leadership development and co-operative training in 84 sites in Winnipeg’s downtown and the north end.

“Our community centres are a meeting place at the heart of our neighbourhoods, and they provide a structured space for our youth to get together with friends in a safe, positive environment,” said Mayor Brian Bowman.

The investment also provides seed money for agencies and organizations to purchase equipment or program supplies, invest in site preparation or provide leadership training.

— Staff