South Winnipeg Recreation Campus : Ward Priorities

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

I am working with community partners and levels of government to develop a recreational campus in South Winnipeg, located off Kenaston Boulevard and Bison Road South.  Winnipeg is experiencing rapid growth and there is tremendous pressure on existing and old recreational facilities to keep up with this growth. In Waverley West alone, if the City were to adhere to the policy set out in the General Council of Winnipeg Community Centre 2025 Plan, 3.5 brand new community centres should be built in the Bridgwater Communities and South Pointe area. For whatever reason, land was not set aside in these communities for smaller recreation centres. In 2013, the City commissioned a study to work with community stakeholders to determine if there was an interest in developing a ‘super centre or recreation complex’ and if so, where it would be located.

I encourage you to read the results of the study, the BRAID REPORT – South Winnipeg Recreation Initiative and follow my blogs to keep updated on the development of recreation facilities in South Winnipeg.

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – January, 2017 Update

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – January, 2017 Update

Positive, ongoing progress is occurring on this ‘complex’ Recreation Campus project.  I am very pleased to have secured funding for this exciting, new initiative in the 2017 budget process: $4.1 Million to be used to purchase land for the recreation campus $120,000 to...

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus UPDATE

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus UPDATE

We are making solid progress on the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus, and a lot of behind the scenes work has been occurring this past year. A formalized group of stakeholders have been meeting and developed a Project Charter. The Project Charter articulates:...

Plans for Proposed Recreation Campus Progressing

Plans for Proposed Recreation Campus Progressing

I am working with community partners and levels of government to develop a recreational campus in South Winnipeg, located off Kenaston Boulevard and Bison Road South.  Winnipeg is experiencing rapid growth and there is tremendous pressure on existing and old...

2016 Approved Budget Impact – South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

2016 Approved Budget Impact – South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

There is positive movement in the 2016, 2017 and 2020 budgets on the South Winnipeg Recreation Complex. Waverley West Library This library is anticipated to be part of the South Winnipeg Recreation Complex: 2017: $100,000 for preliminary planning purposes, site...

A Request For Your Help

A Request For Your Help

Planning is Underway for a South Winnipeg Recreation Complex! An exciting, new initiative!  Please see Pages 10-11 of the South Winnipeg Community Centre Spring Newsletter for a recent update on our progress.  The City has committed $350,000 for planning, and things...

South Winnipeg Recreation Initiative UPDATE

South Winnipeg Recreation Initiative UPDATE

On November 25, 2015, City Council unanimously approved the next steps towards the development of a new South Winnipeg Recreation Complex.  For details, please refer to the summary below. Early in the new year, YOU (the community) will be invited to attend open houses...

Committee Approves Recreation Facility

Committee Approves Recreation Facility

A massive recreation campus for Waverley West took a step forward on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. At a property and development committee meeting at city hall the committee ok’d handing over $350,000 to begin the planning stages for the facility. Planning would include...

NEXT STEPS Moving Forward – South Winnipeg Recreation Initiative

NEXT STEPS Moving Forward – South Winnipeg Recreation Initiative

On November 10, 2015, I was pleased to see the Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage and Downtown Development approve the Public Service’s recommendations to invest $350,000 towards the planning and conceptual design of the South Winnipeg...

November News Coverage – South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

November News Coverage – South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

There has been some informative media coverage regarding the proposed South Winnipeg Recreation Campus.  I encourage you to review the latest news on this important initiative!   680 CJOB Radio with Richard Cloutier (November 6, 2015)...

Report on South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

Report on South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

The long awaited report highlighting details around the South Winnipeg Recreation campus is now available! To see the report, visit: Regional Campus Implementation Strategy SPC on Property and Development Nov 20, 2015   HIGHLIGHTS of Report’s Recommendations:...

South Winnipeg Action Team (SWAT)

South Winnipeg Action Team (SWAT)

WHO is SWAT?  South Winnipeg Action Team (SWAT) is an  umbrella organization representing 55,000+ residents and stakeholder organizations in South Winnipeg, focused on improving recreation infrastructure and services in South Winnipeg. The formal governance structure...

Big Plans for Recreation Campus in South Winnipeg

Big Plans for Recreation Campus in South Winnipeg

I’ve been waiting for this report to come forward for months – and expect it will be posted on the City’s website on Friday, November 6, 2015. City Administration is to provide a full report to Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development with respect to the...

Build South Winnipeg a Community Centre!

Build South Winnipeg a Community Centre!

A city councillor says it is “mind-boggling” that the city didn’t plan a regional community centre for Waverley West when it approved the massive neighbourhood’s construction. Coun. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert) expressed frustration at Tuesday’s property...

Feasibility Study – Waverley West Recreation Campus

Feasibility Study – Waverley West Recreation Campus

REPORT DELAYED:  The feasibility study on the proposed Waverley West Recreation Campus has been deferred again.  Rather than mid-October, the report is expected in mid-November. City Administration is to provide a full report to the Standing Policy Committee on...

Opening of Splash Pad; Future Recreation Campus in SW Winnipeg

Opening of Splash Pad; Future Recreation Campus in SW Winnipeg

While kids have been cooling off this summer at the new splash pad at Waverley Heights Community Centre, the heat is on for increased recreation opportunities in the growing neighbourhood. St. Norbert MLA Dave Gaudreau, Coun. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert),...

UPDATE – Waverley West Recreational Campus

UPDATE – Waverley West Recreational Campus

Progress is being made on a key Ward Priority of mine!  This is an update on the formal ‘process’ which is under way towards the development of a regional Recreational Campus in the Waverley West area.  I currently have many meetings occurring with community...

Waverley West Recreational Campus – Feasibility Study

Funding has been secured to move forward on the initial phase of development of a Waverley West Recreational facility. This first phase of funding ($350,000) will be used to commission a feasibility study to determine the scope and obtain a Class 3 estimate for the...

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Janice Lukes
City Councillor
South Winnipeg-St.Norbert Ward
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