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May 27, 2016

Keep cool and have fun at City of Winnipeg outdoor aquatics facilities this summer

Released: 1:02 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Find fun in the sun this summer at Winnipeg's spray pads, outdoor pools and wading pools.

“I’m very excited that more Winnipeg spray pads will be operational this weekend,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “It’s a great way to spend a hot summer day with the kids, and we are fortunate to have so many terrific options for pools and spray pads in our city. I hope Winnipeggers will take advantage of our great facilities over the coming summer months.”

Spray Pads

The City’s unsupervised spray pads are a great way to spend a hot summer day. Some city spray pads opened on May 21 for the Victoria Day long weekend; tomorrow, all other spray pads will open for the season as well. For locations and more information on spray pads, please visit City of Winnipeg - Spray Pads or contact 311, available by phone at 311, or by email at .

Spray pads will operate until Monday, September 5 at the following locations:

  • Central Corydon Community Centre - River Heights Site
  • Central Park
  • Fort Rouge Park
  • Gateway Park
  • Jill Officer Park
  • Lindenwoods Community Centre
  • Lindsey Wilson Park
  • Park City West Community Centre (opens July 1)
  • Provencher Park
  • Shaughnessy Park
  • St. Norbert Community Centre
  • St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool
  • Sturgeon Heights Community Centre
  • Vimy Ridge Memorial Park
  • Waverley Heights Community Centre
  • Westdale Community Centre
  • West Kildonan Memorial Community Centre

Check City of Winnipeg - Spray Pads for the 2016 opening date of our new Machray Park Spray Pad.

Please note that the Transcona Kinsmen Centennial Spray Pad will be closed this season for renovations.

Outdoor Pools

All outdoor pools operate seven days a week, weather permitting. Contact 311 by phone at 311 or by email at , or visit City of Winnipeg - Outdoor Pools for current pool hours and amenities.

Please note that the Transcona Kinsmen Centennial Outdoor Pool is currently closed for renovations.

  • Heated Outdoor Pools

Kildonan Park Outdoor Pool opens Friday, June 17 for the Summer 2016 season. The following City of Winnipeg outdoor pools are scheduled to open Thursday, June 30.

Fort Garry Lion’s
St. Vital

  • Non-heated Outdoor Pools

All non-heated outdoor pools are scheduled to open Thursday, June 30.
Back again for 2016, entry to non-heated outdoor pools will be free all summer long. Free admission is available at the following outdoor pools (public admission entry requirements and capacity restrictions apply):

Freight  House Provencher
Happyland Windsor Park

Wading Pools

16 of the City’s wading pools will open on Friday, July 1 for the season - just in time to celebrate Canada Day. The remaining locations will open Saturday, July 2, according to their operating schedules. For operating schedules and more information on wading pools, please visit City of Winnipeg - Wading Pools or contact 311, available by phone at 311, or by email at . Operating hours vary by wading pool; however, most are open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Weather permitting; the following 16 wading pools will be open on Friday, July 1:

Bronx Park CC Micha�«lle Jean Park (Norquay CC)
Cordova Park Pascoe Park
Central Park Rotary Centenary Park
Dakota Park Shaughnessy Park
Ducharme Park Sturgeon Heights CC
John Steel Park Vimy Ridge Memorial Park
Keenleyside Park Westdale CC
McKittrick Park West Kildonan Memorial CC

For more summer fun opportunities, be sure to check out Priceless Fun, the City of Winnipeg’s guide to free recreation, leisure and library programs. The Spring/Summer edition of Priceless Fun is available at City of Winnipeg - Priceless Fun, or in hard copy at all civic indoor pools, libraries and leisure centres.

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North Winnipeg Antenna System Project Public Information Session

Released: 1:49 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeggers are invited to an information session about the North Winnipeg Antenna System Project.

The City of Winnipeg must remove an existing antenna system, used by a number of City departments, located at the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (2230 Main Street), before the end of the year to accommodate the future expansion of the North End Water Pollution Control Centre scheduled to begin in 2017.

To ensure there are no gaps in coverage, a proposed antenna system must be built in the vicinity of the existing antenna system by the end of 2016, and prior to its decommissioning. A proposed, lower, 120 metre tall antenna system will be constructed, pending Industry Canada approval of the City’s proposal.

Nearby City-owned property at the south east corner of Murray Avenue and Ferrier Street is being proposed as the location for the installation of the proposed antenna system.

To learn more about the project, residents are invited to a public information session.

Information session details

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Red River Community Centre, 293 Murray Avenue
Format: Drop-in

For more information, or if you are unable to attend the public information session and would like to provide feedback online, please visit:

Hemson Consulting Ltd. Selected to Prepare a Growth Study for the City of Winnipeg

Released: 4:06 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Today, Hemson Consulting Ltd. was awarded the contract to conduct a growth study for the City of Winnipeg.

The City of Winnipeg has gone through a period of growth that has impacted the City’s operating and capital costs and revenues. As such, the City is looking to determine the relationship between growth-related costs and revenues.

Theâ�City is asking Hemson Consulting Ltd. to conduct industry consultation, provide an analysis of best practices across other municipalities, and an exploration of growth-related costs and revenues. Depending on the outcome of the study, the consultant will be requested to provide recommendations regarding financial mechanisms that would best serve in supporting growth management and implementation options.

Hemson Consulting Ltd. will be expected to deliver a final report on August 31, 2016.

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