Experience

This page highlights Janice’s projects and experience PRIOR to being elected. Janice has raised over $65 million for infrastructure projects over the past 14 years (2000-2014) She’s worked with over 50 community groups in Winnipeg and brought community concerns to City Hall over 60 times. The projects listed below are the most significant Janice has been involved in, led and completed.


Fort Richmond

École St. Avila School – Award Winning Natural Playground and Drainage System

  • Secured $800,000 from more than 20 private and government partners.
  • Provincial precedent setting project.

Water on the Land – Sustainable Stormwater Management Guide

  • Secured $35,000 to develop a bilingual how‐to‐guide on educational and environmental drainage for school grounds, public spaces and mid‐size commercial properties.
  • Ensured every school in Manitoba received a guide.

School Safety – Safer Routes to School

  • Secured national funding for two years to study safe transportation routes for children at Ryerson, Dalhousie and École St. Avila.
  • Resulted in upwards of $1.5 million in transportation safety infrastructure to be installed in Ft. Richmond in 2013 and 2014.
  • Secured an additional $500,000 from City of Winnipeg in precedent setting funding for “school transportation corridors.”

 Pembina Highway – Safer Sidewalks

  • Through community collaboration, enabled $800,000 in transportation improvements, specifically sidewalks and crossing lights, for pedestrians and cyclists – to be completed in 2014.

Ryerson School Playground Redevelopment

Award Winning Natural Playground and Drainage System

  • Assisted in securing upwards of $35,000 for playground improvements.
  • Supported and advised the school’s Parent Committee on the redevelopment of their school grounds. Dalhousie and Acadia School Skateboard and Community Park Redevelopment
  • Secured upwards of $150,000 in government and private funding.
  • Supported parent committees and the Pembina Trails School Division in the redevelopment of school grounds.

University Heights / U of M / Ft. Richmond

First‐of‐its‐Kind Walking and Cycling Map (English and Chinese Versions)

  • Secured more than $45,000 from multiple partners.
  • Led the development of this new community‐focused walking and cycling map by collaborating with Pembina Active Living 55+, Pembina Trails School Division, Manitoba Chinese Community Centre, and more than 10 additional community organizations.

Safer Routes to Game Day at the Investors Group Field

  • Leading the advocacy for safer walking and cycling infrastructure to the Stadium – member of Event Day Advisory Committee.

Bishop Grandin Trail Expansion

  • Secured $1.8 million in funding to develop Bishop Grandin Trail West.
  • Collaborated with the community of University Heights on location and positioning of trail.

Fort Garry Bridge Improvements

  • Advisory Committee representative on the bridge sidewalk rehabilitation.


South St. Vital

Connections in Community

  • Secured $250,000 in tri‐party funding for extension of Seine River Greenway Trail in partnership with Save our Seine environmental group.
  • Collaborated with City of Winnipeg to develop the Dakota Trail – advisor to $20 million of economic stimulus funding for transportation.
  • Secured $500,000 in funding and led development and installation of wayfinding trail signage and trailheads.

Henteleff Park Trail and Park Development

  • Assisted Henteleff Park Foundation with tree plantings, pathway development and recognition events.

Normand Park Trail Connectivity

  • Acted in advisory capacity to the Residents’ Association for trail development and desired connectivity to Van Hull Estates.

St. Norbert

St. Norbert Farmers’ Market – Community Park Upgrades

  • Secured $850,000 from more than 15 partners to develop bioretention drainage system and public community space.
  • Led the redevelopment of the Farmers’ Market site drainage and Community Park.

St. Norbert BIZ Streetscaping

  • Secured $350,000 and is managing the design, development and installation of five public seating areas in the St. Norbert BIZ zone.

St. Norbert Sidewalks and Trail Development

  • Secured $200,000 and led the development of Sentier Cloutier Trail on Provincial Lands within the City of Winnipeg.
  • Re‐routed the Trans Canada Trail into St. Norbert and developed interpretative historic walking guide and signage for St. Norbert Heritage Trails System.

École Noël‐Ritchot Soccer Field Development

  • Secured upwards of $200,000 to improve soccer fields and develop natural playground and environmental drainage project.

Southwood Golf Course Support

  • Collaborated with the golf course on relocation to St. Norbert and developed safe pedestrian and cycling access.

Waverley West and Waverley Heights

Bridgwater Lakes, Bridgwater Forest and South Pointe Sidewalk and Trail Network

  • Advocated in the formative years of Waverley West to enable extensive trails and sidewalks.
  • Since 2006, presented multiple times at City Hall on transportation and Waverley West area structure plans.
  • Worked with City of Winnipeg Active Transportation Coordinator to link Bridgwater Lakes, Crampton’s, and the Bishop Grandin Trail (occurring fall 2014).

School Safety – Bonnycastle School

  • Advising the parent representatives on transportation and school travel and how to secure funding for active transportation and school safety infrastructure.

 Albrin Lake Park Upgrade

  • Worked with City of Winnipeg in rehabilitating and linking community to the Bishop Grandin Trail.

 


City of Winnipeg

Designation of Red River as a Canadian Heritage River

  • Secured $100,000 towards the national conference designating the Red River as a Canadian Heritage River.

The Forks

  • Secured $400,000 from various private and government partners and led the development of the South Point Water Stewardship project.

 Rapid Transit Phases 1 and 2

  • Member of the Advisory Committee on Rapid Transit ‐ Active Transport.

Winnipeg Rapid Transit

 Trail Network Signage

  • Secured $450,000 from multiple partners for route identification project and developed a trail signage identification system within the City of Winnipeg.
  • Received multiple design awards.

 

Walkways and Bike Paths throughout the City

  • As Executive Director and Chair of the Winnipeg Trails Association, led the movement to develop upwards of $45 million in sidewalks and pathways throughout Winnipeg.

 Chief Peguis Freeway Bridge

  • Instrumental in securing upwards of $5 million to develop first Pedestrian‐Cycling Bridge on the Chief Peguis Greenway.

Involvement with the City of Winnipeg

  • Presented to City Council and at Community, Standing Policy, Executive Policy Committee meetings more than 50 times over the past 14 years.
  • Understand process and what is required to effectively communicate a message – a grassroots spokesperson.
  • Approached the St. Norbert Ward Councillor in 2013 to work part‐time on ward projects.

Province Of Manitoba


First‐of‐its‐Kind Active Transportation in Manitoba

  • Chaired the Provincial Active Transportation Advisory Group to develop innovative provincial Active Transportation recommendations to the Province of Manitoba.

Duff Roblin Park and Greenway Trail

  • As co‐chair of Red River Floodway Trail Coalition, collaborated to develop the trail system on the floodway and Highway 59 pedestrian flyover.
  • Collaborated with multiple stakeholders, communities and user groups to relocate Duff Roblin Park to floodway gated area.

Winnipeg Floodway


Government of Canada

Infrastructure Fundraising Consultant

  • Extensive experience in securing Federal funding for projects: Infrastructure Stimulus, Environment Canada, Building Canada Fund, Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, and more.

Government of CanadaBruinooge & Janice

Upcoming Events

  1. Farmers’ Festival 2017: Learn the Skills that Your Grandma Knew!

    August 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. Pembina Active Living (55+) Community Picnic

    August 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  3. 2017 Farmers’ Feast

    September 7 @ 6:30 pm
  4. 2017 Christmas Craft Sale

    November 4 - November 5

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Janice Lukes
City Councillor
South Winnipeg-St.Norbert Ward
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