I am pleased to share that we are one step closer to revitalizing Fort Garry's Crescent Drive Park. This important local and regional park has been in need of reinvestment for some time.
There is close to $1 million in City of Winnipeg funding earmarked for improvements to the Park's amenities, including a new all-season facility and washrooms.
The City has hired architect Peter Sampson to design the project. Everyone is welcome to the upcoming public meeting being held to gather input on park priorities from residents so that concept design work can begin. There will also be future opportunities for the public to review the concept drawings once they are ready.
Here are the details:
Thursday, March 5th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Fort Garry Community Centre (880 Oakenwald Ave, Hobson location)
I encourage you to come out and share your thoughts on the future of Crescent Drive Park!
Active Transportation planning in East Fort Garry
Just a reminder of the two meetings coming up in East Fort Garry. As detailed in my last E-newsletter, the City of Winnipeg has initiated a neighbourhood-based engagement project on Active Transportation in Fort Garry.
The City has contracted the Green Action Centre (GAC) to gather your input regarding the conditions for walking, cycling, and other active modes of transportation in the communities of Wildwood, Crescent Park, and Point Road.
Here are the details:
Tuesday, February 24th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Wildwood Community Club (271 North Drive)
Thursday, February 26th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Fort Garry Community Club (880 Oakenwald Ave, Hobson location) Refreshments provided.
Children are welcome, although no formal childcare provided.
Please RSVP to Shoni Madden at Shoni@greenactioncentre.ca or (204) 925-3773.
GAC also invites you to complete a short online survey you can find here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/eastfortgarry. For more information on the project, please visit the www.greenactioncentre.ca.
Coldest Night of the Year Event
Also a reminder that on February 21st, 2015 I'm joining thousands of Canadians across the country in over 80 cities, walking to raise funds for Canadian charities who serve the hungry, homeless, and hurting locally. Registration begins at 4:00 pm and walk begins at 5:15 pm starting at Gordon Bell High School.
Feel free to come walk with us! I am pleased to be the captain of our team "City Hall Stars" which includes Councillors Cindy Gilroy, Shawn Dobson, Ross Eadie and other great folks. For more information on the event, my team, or to sponsor our effort, please visit our team page here:
Winnipeg's Coldest Night of the Year event is being hosted by Resource Assistance for Youth (RAY) a non-profit agency based in West Broadway working with street-entrenched and homeless youth in our city.
Thank you for your interest in civic issues!