Now Playing What just played?



Listen Live

A public recreation space and park in the Waverley Heights neighbourhood has received some much-needed improvements. 

Winnipeg city councilor Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert) and Winnipeg South Member of Parliament Terry Duguid announced Friday the completion of improvements to two tennis courts, walking trails and a soccer field near R.H.G. Bonnycastle School in Thelma J. Call Park. 

"We have a community in Waverley Heights that's going through a rejuvenation in that we have a lot of people getting older and moving out and new families moving in," Lukes said, adding enrollment at the school has spiked in recent years. "This is a fantastic asset that the community and the school can use. Lots of the new families are moving here from countries where it's warm all-year round so they love to play tennis and soccer." 

Upgrades to the soccer field include new top soil added, field grading improvements and a new sod laid. As well, new portable goal posts were installed and the drainage system was updated. 

For the tennis courts the upgrades include new nets, benches, waste receptacles, a Plexi-pave sport court surface and new lines. 

"This tennis court and area was in a really bad state of disrepair and the community and school couldn't use it," Duguid said. "We're very proud of these investments and they remind us that we're a country that is coming of age. These facilities are going to keep our kids active and out of trouble, so they are very welcome here in the neighbourhood." 

The federal government contributed $124,000 to the project, which was matched dollar-for-dollar by the city. 

The city says the remaining $90,685 came out of  the city's Parks and Recreation Enhancement Program Capital Fund. 

The total cost was $338,685. 

Share this story!

UPDATE: Train carrying oil derails in Westman

CN crews are responding to a derailment that occurred at 3:30 this morning near St.…

Public reminded what 911 is (and is not) for

Police agencies in Manitoba are reminding citizens on protocols for calling 911 after a…

Watch out for scams as tax time nears

The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) is reminding the public to be conscious of potential…

New building means more space for New Horizons International Church

New Horizons International Church has just purchased a new church building at 1563…

Protect yourself from online payment fraud

After the online hacking of a Canadian diocese, the importance of financial safety online…

Love Like Katie book launch

Katie Reimer was a 13-year-old girl with a dream and a heart to help people, her kindness…

UPDATE: Cynthia Forster has been safely located

UPDATE: Cynthia Forster has been safely located.

Talking about death won't kill you

Death can be an uncomfortable topic but Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) tackled the…

Pembina Highway to be closed

If Pembina Highway is part of your daily commute, you'll want to find another route this…

Declared Snow Route Parking Ban lifted

The City of Winnipeg has lifted the Declared Snow Route Parking Ban.

Extreme cold warnings return

Parts of western Manitoba are currently under extreme cold warnings, and more could be on…

What to do this long weekend: February 15-18

It's the first long weekend of 2019 and gloriously warmer than it's been. Make memories…

CMU offering Master of Divinity degree beginning September 2019

The Canadian Mennonite University will be offering the Master of Divinity degree this…

Youth For Christ celebrating 65 years and wants your stories

Youth For Christ Winnipeg may have changed their methods over the years, but the message…

Baby Declan is home! Family remembers God's goodness

Baby Declan Burnard has finally come home after a month of health complications, and the…

Daigle shines Christ's light in Grammy acceptance speech

Lauren Daigle may be shining a light on the world of music, but she sure isn't tooting…

Women's hearts celebrated just in time for Valentine's Day

Yesterday, many wore red in an act of raising awareness about women's heart health.

Missing teen safely located

The Winnipeg Police Service says that a missing 13-year-old girl has been safely located.

MCC Low German program being shut down

After more than 15 years of operation, Mennonite Central Canada (MCC) is closing down its…

Schuler applauds federal task force on school bus safety

Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler welcomes the federal government's decision…