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Acclaimed in Waverley West

Photo credit: Wayne Glowacki - Winnipeg Free Press Thank you to all the residents of the new Waverley West ward for their support over the past four years. We worked hard, reached some great accomplishments, and have exciting developments on the horizon! A very warm...

Bridgwater Fitness Centre Goes Big

Thank you to the Winnipeg Free Press and Bill Redekopp for covering this significant investment in our community. Bridgwater fitness centre goes big Startup planning a $30-million, 80,000-square-foot facility By: Bill Redekop                Posted: 09/10/2018 4:00 AM...

Lukes: Strong Supporter Of Transit

During the next few months, there will be much discussion about transit. I want to ensure residents are aware of my support and position on transit. I understand the significant role transportation plays in our City’s economy, and in the quality of life for our...

Leading-Edge Fitness Facility Coming To Bridgwater

Without a doubt this is one of the most exciting projects I’ve been working on this year! its been almost impossible to keep the details ‘under wraps’ because this is such an exciting project! But now, I can share details about the new Altea Fitness Facility! I know...

Transit Transformation In Southwest Winnipeg

I’d like to thank the Sou’Wester for printing this article in their August 20th edition Transit transformation in southwest Winnipeg By: Janice Lukes - South Winnipeg-St. Norbert City Councillor Ward Report                      Posted: 08/20/2018 3:00 PM   By spring...

70,000 Sq Ft Recreation Centre In Waverley West

I’m very excited about the new 70,000 sq ft recreation center that is being planned for construction in Waverley West. This recreation centre is a privately owned facility, and is anticipated to open Fall 2019. I’ve been working with the owners and planners and expect...

Update: Snow/Ice Removal on Sidewalks and Pathways

UPDATE: I’m pleased to have initiated this very significant change in the snow removal policy.  On May 29, 2018, after two years of review, discussions and more reviews, the Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works concurred in the...

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    December 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Malaysian Foodorama – December 22, 2018

    December 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    January 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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2 days ago  ·  

Another milestone reached in development of a new neighbourhood 2 include schools & recreation campus - critical step towards development of the ‘bones’ (pipes/roads/drainage).
DRAFT Secondary Plan-Waverley West Neighbourhood B. For review & comment: winnipeg.ca/ppd/PublicEngagement/WaverleyWestB/documents/Waverley-West-B-Secondary-Plan-Draft.pdf Bridgwater Lakes Community Bridgwater Forest Neighbourhood Association Bridgwater Trails Community South Pointe Residents' Group Prairie Pointe Neighbourhood Association South Winnipeg Community Centre
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5 days ago  ·  

‪Incredible evening of traditional Balinese music, dancers direct from Bali, food & friends raising $$ to help w/ devastating 2018 Indonesian earthquakes/tsunami-
hosted by Indonesian Society of Manitoba

Soft spot in my ❤️ having been 2 Bali & Lombok-such art/culture/tradition & breathtaking beauty. Thank you Indonesian Society of Manitoba for such a magical evening sharing your beautiful culture & for raising funds. #Gamelan
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2 weeks ago  ·  

W/ WinnipegRealtors Peter Squire, Lanny McInnes & many many of our City building partners from Manitoba Homebuilders honouring association members & new Chair Tanya Maric from Maric Homes A wonderful evening. Thank you ! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

Attended the South Winnipeg Community Centre Volunteer Appreciation celebration last nite-many many volunteer coaches/convenors/& supporting family & friends were in attendance.

Heartfelt speeches & awards were presented in appreciation for all the time & expertise provided so our children can stay active & healthy in our community.

The South Winnipeg Community Centre has a huge catchment area - an area encompassing the fastest growing area of our City. Hundreds of new families are moving into the Community Centre’s catchment and signing up for soccer, basketball, hockey and more!

Because the area is growing faster than ever anticipated by City planners & elected officials - the three facilities used by South Winnipeg Community Centre are struggling to be able to serve the entire community’s needs (Richmond Kings building/rink on Silverstone, the Ryerson building/rinks by Ryerson School, & the Waverley buildings/rinks on Chancellor)

This lack of recreation space is being addressed-not as soon as we all would like-but is-significant progress has occurred & more is in the works (I’ll post more on progress in coming week) Bridgwater Lakes Community Bridgwater Forest Neighbourhood Association Bridgwater Trails Community South Pointe Residents' Group Prairie Pointe Neighborhood Association Richmond West - Fairfield Park Residents Association

So-these old facilities, lacking in so many features- result in extensive organization-co-ordination-scheduling, re-scheduling & more by volunteers & staff to deliver the programming requirements for our children.

As parents-we live for our children & do whatever it takes to ensure their utmost health and well being. To have OTHER parents dedicate so much time and effort for ALL our children, under challenging conditions- is indeed something to be thankful for.

Thank you to all the volunteers AND amazing staff @ South Winnipeg CC for all you do to strengthen, grow & support our children. Thanks Nicole Bourgouin Carnegie Re-Elect Julie Fisher 2018 Art/Murray/Chuck/Craig/Jamie & so many more! It was a wonderful evening - the food,entertainment & prizes!

thank you thank you for working so hard!

(& yes-those new digital signs can’t come soon enough!!)
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3 weeks ago  ·  

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Janice Lukes
City Councillor
Waverley West Ward
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