Mayor Bowman Announces Grant for Take Pride Winnipeg to Help Keep Public Spaces Cleaner This Summer

WINNIPEG – Today, Mayor Bowman announced a $55,000 grant to Take Pride Winnipeg to hire 10 students and a supervisor to provide additional cleaning of Winnipeg parks and Business Improvement Zones this summer, from July 1st until September 6, 2021.

“During the pandemic, our City parks are providing valuable outdoor spaces for residents in our community to safely enjoy,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “Parks are important spaces that promote active living and healthy communities. With increased use of our parks, there is a need for additional cleanup and that’s why I’m pleased to support Take Pride Winnipeg.”

The students will work throughout the city, cleaning and emptying containers, as well as spending time working to help Business Improvements Zones with their litter pickup programs.

“Every year, Take Pride Winnipeg spends the spring and summer cleaning up our parks, open spaces and streets around the city,” said Tom Ethans, Executive Director of Take Pride Winnipeg. “This year, we are seeing increased use, and unfortunately, increased litter in our public spaces. While we’d always like to see people keeping our spaces clean, it is clear that more help is needed this year and this grant is welcomed assistance.”