The City of Winnipeg is injecting new life into 13 of its community centres.
Mayor Scott Gillingham announced today the rollout of funding through the much-celebrated Community Centre Renovation Grant Program (CCRGP), a move destined to transform the vital community paces.
Gillingham emphasized the City's dedication, stating, "This program underscores our commitment to supporting the heart of our neighbourhoods – our community centres. By investing in these renovation projects, we are not only enhancing the infrastructure of our community centres but also ensuring they remain busy and vibrant spaces for the benefit of all Winnipeggers."
Evan Duncan, Chairperson of the Standing Policy Committee on Community Services, echoed the sentiment, recognizing the multifaceted role community centres play. "Community centres offer so much for Winnipeggers, whether it’s through sport, recreation, or simply as neighbourhood meeting places. We are pleased to be able to support these facilities and the tireless volunteers who run them through the Community Centre Renovation Grant Program."
The fortunate recipients of the grants, totalling $836,739, include Central Corydon, Dakota, Greendell Park, Heritage Victoria, Maples, Notre Dame, Red River, Riverview, Sinclair Park, Valour, Varsity View, Winakwa, and Woodhaven.
This funding ensures that City-owned, board-run community centres can access the much-needed assistance required to complete facility repairs, upgrades, retrofits, safety improvements, and renovation projects. It's not just about fixing what's broken; it's about creating spaces that thrive with energy, welcoming all residents to partake in the community spirit.
The CCRGP operates with two intake periods each year: a spring intake in March and a fall intake in October. Since the program’s inception in 2012, the City has invested over $16.6 million towards community centre renovations across Winnipeg, transforming them into modern, dynamic hubs for the community.