Feds Invest in Winnipeg Chinese Cultural Centre: Duguid

Prairies Economic Development Canada

Over $600,000 of PrairiesCan funding to the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre for culture space upgrades was announced as part of their Lunar New Year celebration marking the Year of the Rabbit

Winnipeg is a city rich in culture and diversity and having accessible cultural spaces are vital in ensuring everyone can participate and enjoy shared activities and celebrations. The Winnipeg Chinese Culture and Community Centre provides a place for showcasing and sharing cultural experiences, as well as opportunities for leisure, entertainment, and learning in the centre of Winnipeg.

Yesterday, at the Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre’s Chinese New Year’s Dinner celebrating the Year of the Rabbit, Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan, announced $627,944 to update and build new facilities throughout the Centre. With the support of PrairiesCan, the renovations will create a new cultural space that will attract both visitors and residents to Winnipeg’s Chinatown.

The renovations, which will come as the Cultural and Community Centre celebrates its 40th year in operation, will include updates to the main lobby, meeting rooms and public washrooms and new construction that will create space for a museum and improve flow throughout the Centre.

The Government of Canada is providing support to communities across the Prairies in building and improving community spaces and infrastructure for residents and visitors to enjoy.

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