Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, the Honourable Reg Helwer, Minister of Labour, Consumer Protection and Government Services, Obby Khan, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fort Whyte, Tony Pesce, President of the Italian Canadian League of Manitoba Inc., and Vincenzo Gabriele, Executive Director of the Caboto Centre announced funding to upgrade the Caboto Centre in Winnipeg.
The Caboto Centre has served as a meeting place and activity centre to celebrate and promote Italian culture in Manitoba for more than 20 years through programming, events and services.
The Caboto Centre Upgrades will help rehabilitate the facility while improving its long-term sustainability. Improvements include replacing mechanical heat units, installing new LED lighting, and upgrading bathroom fixtures.
The Government of Canada is investing up to $100,000 in this project, and the Italian Canadian League of Manitoba Inc. is investing up to $150,000 towards eligible costs for the project.