Photo: Left to right: Drew AllWright (Chairperson, Playground Committee) w/son, Brad Patzer (President, Community Centre) Penny McMorris (Reeve, RM of Vic Beach), MLA Wayne Ewasko, Mike Bartmanovich (Councillor, RM of Vic Beach), Laurie Danwich (committee member).
By Don Norman
Lac du Bonnet MLA, Wayne Ewasko visited Victoria Beach on Thursday, July 23 to announce that the Victoria Beach Alex Anderson Memorial Sports Club & Legion Hall would receive $26,292.00 in funding under the Building Sustainable Communities Program.
The Victoria Beach project is one of 29 Building Sustainable Communities Program projects in the Lac du Bonnet Constituency that are receiving funding. The Manitoba government is providing over $1.1 Million in grants earmarked for community development projects within the constituency.
In a press release, Wayne Ewasko, MLA for Lac du Bonnet said he welcomes his government’s announcement of increased grant support to community organizations and their community development projects as part of re-starting the provincial economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Victoria Beach is an exclusive resort community that caters to both their year-round permanent residents as well as seasonal residents who refer to it as their home away from home,” said MLA Wayne Ewasko. “There is no shortage of recreational opportunities in Victoria Beach and I am excited to announce that our government is adding to the list by approving $26,292.00 in funding for the Victoria Beach and Community Centre Playground.”
The Building Sustainable Communities program was developed to help provide a high quality of life for Manitobans, by responding to neighbourhood, municipal and regional priorities. The Manitoba Government continues to respond to the needs of non-profit and community-led organizations by enhancing their sustainable growth in the community.
MLA Ewasko was joined by The Victoria Beach & Community Centre president, Brad Patzer. “This playground is an important asset to the families of our community and will help to generate more use the facility. On behalf of the committee I want to thank MLA Ewasko and the Manitoba Government for their funding support.”