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FortWhyte Alive Receives $4.7M for New Multi-Purpose Building

August 2, 2019 6:06 PM | News

FortWhyte Alive Rendering

An artist’s rendering of the new FortWhyte Alive interpretative centre. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — FortWhyte Alive has received $4.7 million from the federal government to construct a new building on its campus.

The nearly 18,000-square-foot multi-purpose building was announced Friday and will be located at the south end of the 267-hectare property.

The federal government says the project will grow and enhance services on the grounds available to visitors and school children, allowing them to better connect with FortWhyte’s extensive environmental education and cultural history programs.

“This critical investment propels FortWhyte Alive into an exciting new phase. Increasing our capacity will enrich environmental education for Manitoba children,” said Liz Wilson, president and CEO of FortWhyte Alive

“New outdoor recreation and ecotourism opportunities will draw more local and international visitors each year. We are incredibly grateful for this support.”

The project will also include retrofits and renovations to the existing facilities and highlights net-zero construction and renewable energy.