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November 15, 2012

Residential Parking Ban lifted

Released: 7:00 a.m.

WINNIPEG, MB - City of Winnipeg residents are advised that the Residential Parking Ban has been lifted. No other winter parking bans are in effect at this time.

The City of Winnipeg wishes to thank all Winnipeggers for their patience and cooperation as we implemented the new residential (P3) street parking ban for the first time this winter.

Plowing operations were completed in accordance with the City Council-approved Snow Clearing and Ice Control Policy, which can be found on the Public Works website.

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Bockstael Construction Limited to sponsor dressing room at Southdale Community Centre

Released: 11:04 a.m.

WINNIPEG, MB - Councillor Vandal, on behalf of Mayor Sam Katz, was joined today by John Bockstael, Chief Executive Officer of Bockstael Construction Limited and Todd Thornton, President of Southdale Community Centre to announce a generous Sponsor Winnipeg contribution that will benefit users of the Southdale Community Centre.

Bockstael Construction Limited is contributing $24,000 toward the naming rights of a dressing room at the centre. The proceeds from this sponsorship go towards supporting the maintenance of the dressing room for the next ten years.

“Community-minded individuals and organizations like Bockstael Construction help make Winnipeg what it is â" a great place to live, work and play,” said Paula Havixbeck, City Councillor responsible for Corporate Sponsorship.  “We are very pleased to be welcoming them into a distinct group of sponsors investing in their community.”

“The contribution we’re announcing today adds to significant investments Council is making into community facilities,” said Dan Vandal, City Councillor for St. Boniface.  “Bockstael Construction is to be applauded for helping to improve amenities that will benefit citizens for many years to come.”

“Bockstael Construction is proud to give back to the greater Winnipeg community by supporting the Southdale Community Centre and its sports programs,” said John Bockstael, Chief Executive Officer of Bockstael Construction Limited.

Sponsor Winnipeg is a partnership program which provides public-spirited individuals, businesses, corporations, foundations and community groups with opportunities to sponsor a wide variety of City of Winnipeg assets and programs, in return for naming rights, legacy opportunities and other marketing benefits associated with sponsorship of City facilities and services.

This continuing program supports the City's commitment to deliver high quality services to the citizens of Winnipeg by generating new revenue sources.

Since the launch of Sponsor Winnipeg, the City has generated over $2 million to enhance civic programs and services.

On November 28, 2012, Executive Policy Committee will consider an administrative report regarding this sponsorship initiative.

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City welcomes staff from Ernst & Young LLP for a Day of Caring at Broadway Neighbourhood

Released: 11:06 a.m.

WINNIPEG, MB - Approximately 30 to 40 staff members from Ernst & Young LLP will take part in a Day of Caring today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, 185 Young Street. Volunteers from the professional services firm will work on a number of improvement projects including painting of washrooms and office space, construction of compost bins, and the moving of a shed as part of their Winnipeg office’s annual Connect Day where staff  venture out into the community to give back in areas such as education, entrepreneurship and the environment.

The Broadway Neighbourhood Centre Inc. is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing the highest quality recreational, social, health, educational, and employment training programs and services to all ages. The primary focus of the Centre is the local neighbourhood and the Centre responds to the issues, needs and strengths of the neighbourhood through specialized, flexible and innovative solutions.

The City of Winnipeg provides an annual operating grant of $120,500 to the Centre as well as providing a social grant of $150,000 annually to operate the popular JUST TV program.  Additionally, the Community Services Department and Recreation Services operate a Free Play Drop-in session, Monday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Last update: 15.11.2012

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