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Capital Region Mayors and Reeves Help Launch Neighbour Day

Posted: May 12, 2017

Capital Region Mayors and Reeves Help Launch Neighbour Day

 

Capital Region Mayors and Reeves were invited by City of Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman on May 10, 2017 to help kick-off the launch of Winnipeg’s first Neighbour Day taking place on May 27, 2017. Neighbour Day was designed to help build relationships between residents in Winnipeg communities and those in the Manitoba Capital Region. Communities can get involved by hosting a block party, organizing a community clean-up or by having a picnic in the park.

"The members from the Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region were thrilled by the invitation from Mayor Bowman. It was a signal that partnerships are alive and well in the Capital Region, and are integral in meeting the demands of our future,” said Colleen Sklar, Executive Director of the Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region.

"Working as a partnership in the Capital Region is the only way our province will grow in a responsible and sustainable manner,” said East St. Paul Mayor Shelley Hart.

"We need to build plans and work with our neighbours as none of us can afford to work in isolation. Whether we are talking about transportation, economic development, agriculture, or building infrastructure such as roads, we need to work together.”

In the spirit of the Manitoba Capital Region and all 18 municipalities, including the City of Winnipeg, working together to build a strong and prosperous region, the day included a fun game of ball hockey where local leaders showed off their stick-handling skills. The launch demonstrated the importance of collaborating with neighbours in order to achieve goals set out by the regional growth strategy created by Manitoba Capital Region Mayors and Reeves titled Securing Our Future: An Action Plan for Manitoba’s Capital Region.

This action plan was designed to meet the needs of a growing region over the next 25 years. We know Winnipeg and Manitoba’s Capital Region are growing and will reach one million people by 2040. Addressing gaps in communities not only through infrastructure and services, but through relationships equally, will help to ensure we build a strong, connected and sustainable Manitoba Capital Region now and for our future.

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