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May 15, 2013

Launch of Millennium Library's redesigned Second Floor and Aboriginal Resources Area

Released: 2:00 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Earlier today an event was held to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Special Services on the second floor at the Millennium Library. The renovation of the second floor was made possible, in part, by a bequest from the estate of Mr. John Grant McDonald, a long-time library user.

“I was moved by John McDonald’s gift and I’m glad his memory will be honoured in such a fitting way,” said Mayor Sam Katz. “Mr. McDonald’s gift will enhance the library experience for everyone who makes use of the Special Services Department for years to come - what an outstanding legacy.”

One of the highlights of this project is a beautiful, new, space designed specifically for the adult Aboriginal Resources Area. Created with the input of Anishinaabe interior designer Destiny Seymour, and using imagery and materials of significance to a number of indigenous cultures, this light-filled space welcomes people of all backgrounds who are interested in learning more about First Nations, Métis and Inuit topics. The space was also designed with flexible furniture arrangements for programming.

Additional changes to this popular destination include a new layout for collections and computers for greater accessibility, and the opening of an outdoor seasonal balcony.

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Victoria Day weekend operating hours for City of Winnipeg facilities and services

Released: 3:38 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - All civic offices are closed on Victoria Day, Monday, May 20, 2013.

Recycling/Garbage Collection

Single-family homes
Recycling and garbage will be collected on Victoria Day for those residents with Monday as their weekly cart collection day.
Yard waste will be collected for those residents scheduled for yard waste pickup on Monday, May 20 (yard waste is collected once every two weeks).

To find your recycling, garbage and yard waste collection days:

Multi-family apartments
Recycling and garbage collection will continue as normally scheduled.

Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill)

Saturday, May 18 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 20 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Recycling/Garbage Collection Calendar and more information on the Brady Road Resource Management Facility can be found at City of Winnipeg - Water and Waste or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca

Winnipeg Transit

Winnipeg Transit will be operating on a Sunday schedule for Monday, May 20.

For route and schedule information, visit Winnipeg Transit or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca

Leisure Centres

Hours of operation for the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre and St. James Civic Centre during the Victoria Day weekend are as follows:
Fort Rouge Leisure Centre

Saturday, May 18 Open - 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 19 Open - 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Monday, May 20 Closed

St. James Civic Centre

Saturday, May 18 Open - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 19 Open - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday, May 20 Closed

For more information on all other Leisure Centres please see the Leisure Guide, or visit City of Winnipeg - Leisure Centres or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca

Swimming Pools

All City of Winnipeg swimming pools will be closed on Monday, May 20, except Pan Am Pool and the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex.

Pan Am Pool will be open on Monday, May 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

The Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

Regular hours of operation are in effect for all pools on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

For more information on City of Winnipeg swimming pools visit City of Winnipeg - Indoor Pools
or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca

Libraries

Hours of operation for Winnipeg Public Libraries during the Victoria Day weekend are as follows:

Saturday, May 18 Regular hours of operation
Sunday, May 19 Regular hours of operation
Monday, May 20 All branches are closed

Note: Winnipeg Public Library branches switch to summer hours starting Tuesday, May 21 (weekend hours change).

Online services, including catalogue searches, requests/renewals, databases, and eBooks are available anytime at Winnipeg Public Library

Animal Services Agency

Hours of operation for the Animal Services Agency during the Victoria Day weekend are as follows:

Friday, May 17 Regular hours - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 Regular hours - 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 19 Regular hours - 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, May 20 Closed
Tuesday, May 21 Regular hours - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information on the City of Winnipeg Animal Services Agency including how to purchase or renew your dog license online and a list of dogs available for adoption, visit City of Winnipeg - Animal Services 

Citizens can also contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca for Animal Services information.

Cemeteries

Cemetery grounds at Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona Cemeteries will be open for visitation from dawn till dusk over the Victoria Day weekend including Monday, May 20.

Cemetery offices will be closed on Monday, May 20.

For more information on City cemeteries, visit City of Winnipeg - Cemeteries or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca

Winnipeg Parking Authority

Hours of operation for the Winnipeg Parking Authority during the Victoria Day weekend are as follows:

Friday, May 17 Regular hours - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 Closed
Sunday, May 19 Closed
Monday, May 20 Closed
Tuesday, May 21 Regular hours - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more information on the Winnipeg Parking Authority, including how to pay a parking ticket online or by phone, please visit The Parking Store or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca

Golf Courses

Harbour View, Crescent Drive, John Blumberg, Kildonan Park and Windsor Park Golf Courses will be open throughout the Victoria Day weekend including Monday, May 20.
Reservation Information
Kildonan Park Golf Course - 2021 Main Street

  • Reservations can be made by using the online reservation system at City of Winnipeg - Golf Services or contacting 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca
  • Reservations can also be made by contacting the clubhouse directly at 204-986-5679.

Harbour View Golf Course & Recreation Complex - 1867 Springfield Road

John Blumberg Golf Course - 4540 Portage Avenue

Crescent Drive Golf Course - 781 Crescent Drive

  • Reservations can be made online at www.drivetheball.com, or contacting 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at 311@winnipeg.ca
  • Reservations can also be made by contacting the clubhouse directly at 204-986-5911.
Sturgeon Heights Community Centre receives LEED Gold Designation

First civic building in Winnipeg to receive this distinction

Released: 5:00 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Representatives from all levels of government gathered at the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre in Winnipeg today to celebrate the City’s first-ever civic building to receive LEED Gold Designation. LEED is the most recognized green building rating system in North America.

“Our Government is proud to have supported this successful project and would like to congratulate the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre for this great achievement,” said the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and Member of Parliament for Charleswood�'St. James�'Assiniboia. “Investments in infrastructure projects like this one create jobs, support economic growth, and contribute to Canada’s long-term prosperity.”

“The Sturgeon Heights Community Centre is an excellent example of how devoted staff and an innovative team can create public space that not only considers the community, but also the environment as a whole,” said Local Government Minister Ron Lemieux. “The result is an energy efficient building with enhanced indoor air quality, natural light and sophisticated technologies.”

“This community centre has not only become the jewel of our neighbourhood, but a sustainable jewel that the entire city can be proud of,” said Councillor Scott Fielding (St. James-Brooklands), Chair of the Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services. “It’s a real honour for this facility to not only receive this recognition, but to be the first civic building in Winnipeg to achieve this status.”

“We are proud to be part of a team that has pursued sustainable excellence and recognized the value of the LEED process since day one,” said Jamie Kozak, Associate Architect with Prairie Architects.

A little over a year ago, the City celebrated the completion of an important project -- the amalgamation of the Silver Heights and Sturgeon Creek Community Centre into a new 18,000-square-foot, energy-efficient facility. The integrated facility makes extensive use of natural light. Where needed, energy efficient lighting and occupancy sensors throughout the building are helping to reduce energy costs. Drought tolerant plants, low-flow faucets, and other features mean this facility will use roughly 50 percent less water compared to a conventional building. As well, 84 percent of construction waste and materials from deconstructing the existing building were recycled or salvaged.

The Government of Canada committed $1.5 million under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund toward the eligible costs of this project while the Government of Manitoba contributed $1.63 million, and the City of Winnipeg contributed $2.5 million toward this $5.63-million project. 

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Last update: 16.05.2013

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