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Assiniboine Park Receives $125K to Improve Sports Fields

June 26, 2018 10:17 AM | News

Andrew Harris

Winnipeg Blue Bomber Andrew Harris and his daughter Hazel fly a kite in a field at Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, Saturday, May 13, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The sports fields at Assiniboine Park have received a $125,000 injection after a donation from the Co-op Community Spaces Program.

The fields are primarily used for soccer, cricket and ultimate Frisbee in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter.

“We are extremely grateful for the support from Red River Co-op and the Co-op Community Spaces program for our Sports Fields Renovation Project,” said Kaaren Pearce, director of horticulture at Assiniboine Park Conservancy.

“The fields are one of the most widely used areas of Assiniboine Park and we’re looking forward to seeing groups of all ages enjoy them for many years to come.”

Co-op Community Spaces has donated $6.5 million to 88 projects since 2015. This year, organizations will receive $2 million for their community projects.