Happy to help local organizations – July 13, 2021 Canstar Herald article by Andrew Micklefield

Over the last months I’ve been helping community organizations apply for and receive grants to help them to serve our area with updated programs and facilities. Over the last months I’ve been busy assisting and advocating for various community projects involving both people and things.

I successfully helped a dozen local organizations obtain Green Team grants to hire students, totalling over $225,000 for beautification and community programming into our area.

On top of these Green Team Grants, numerous Building Sustainable Communities grants will benefit our area:

Gateway Recreation Centre received almost $80,000 to replace their brine tank and heat exchanger, needed to create ice for their rinks and needed replacing after 15 years of use.

Sun Valley School received $19,000 for a park enhancement, community gathering space which includes nature play equipment and an outdoor classroom. Plans are in place and the project is ready to proceed.

The Elmwood Giants received over $5,000 toward a new announcement speaker system at Koskie Field.

Union Gospel Mission, which helps men recovering from addictions, received $6,000 to buy new mattresses.

And Manitoba Camping Association, whose head office is at 1215 Henderson Highway, has helped dozens of camps receive grants over the last months. Thankfully camps are opening again this summer, helping families and children enjoy Manitoba’s outdoors. More info at www.mbcamping.ca.

One of my favourite parts of serving our area as MLA is assisting community groups and organizations. If you want to be put on my community groups list, contact my office to receive information about future grant applications and find out about opportunities to benefit from government programs and opportunities.

Andrew Micklefield is the MLA for Rossmere and is available by phone at 204.289.4545 and email, andrew@andrewmicklefield.com.

The Manitoba Camping Association, whose head office is on Henderson Highway, has helped dozens of camps receive grants over the past few months, enabling them to operate and help introduce families and children to the great outdoors.
Photo courtesy of Manitoba Camping Association

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