Manitoba is getting $300,000 to fund projects to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
On Friday at the Graffiti Gallery in Winnipeg, Winnipeg South Centre MP and Natural Resources Min. Jim Carr made the funding announcement. The money will support projects ranging from $22,000 for Graffiti Art Programming Inc.’s “wall to wall mentorship program” in the North End to $45,000 for the University of Manitoba’s Circles for Reconciliation program. In it, groups of 10 people — five indigenous and five non-indigenous — meet once a week for a 75-minute discussion on different themes working toward reconciliation.
Other funding recipients for Canada 150 projects in Manitoba are Altona, Beausejour, Bunibonibee Cree Nation (Oxford House), Gimli, the RMs of North Cypress-Langford, Ritchot, the Great Metis Gathering and the Lieutenant-Governor’s tree project.