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Diversity Gardens Receive 250K Donation

June 21, 2018 10:59 AM | News

Canada's Diversity Gardens

Canada’s Diversity Gardens is a $70 million project planned for Assiniboine Park. (APC / HANDOUT)


Canada’s new Diversity Gardens at Assiniboine Park have received another generous donation.

The Bert & Lee Friesen Foundation announced a $250,000 donation to the Conservancy’s Imagine a Place Campaign Wednesday night.

“We’re extremely grateful to the Bert & Lee Friesen Foundation for their support of this incredible project,” said Margaret Redmond, APC President & CEO. “It’s thanks to leaders like this in our community and others that we’ve been able to transform this wonderful Park to where we are today.”

“In viewing the plans we were particularly drawn to the Bridge inside the Tropical Biome which we see as a symbol that provides a safe connection between peoples, a connection amidst plants and humans all within a protected lit space during the changing seasons,” said the Friesens.

“For us the Bridge invites one to cross from one side to the other on our journey to explore the four cornerstone attractions.”

Canada’s Diversity Gardens will open in late 2020 and more than $70 million from private and public donations and funding have been announced so far.