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News Release - Manitoba

May 1, 2019


The Manitoba government is providing funding to support community-based programs that help keep neighbourhoods healthy and clean.

“Manitobans have a proud history of volunteerism,” said Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, on behalf of Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen.  “We know how important it is to be active in the community, to protect and invest in the environment we live in.  This funding recognizes the important work of Take Pride Winnipeg! and its team of dedicated volunteers.”

Squires noted the province is supporting Take Pride Winnipeg! with $60,000 in funding.  The funding will enable the organization to continue to expand its programs across the province including cleanup of litter, removal of graffiti, painting of murals, recycling of plastic bags, education programs and painting homes for seniors.    

“We want all Manitobans to work together to make a difference and help keep our communities clean and beautiful for everyone to enjoy,” said Tom Ethans, executive director, Take Pride Winnipeg!  “On behalf of the entire organization and our volunteers, we are very happy to have the province’s support for the important work we are doing.”  

Take Pride Winnipeg! is a charitable organization.  Its mission is to inspire community pride, raise public awareness, and promote citizen responsibility in keeping Winnipeg and Manitoba clean and beautiful.

To learn more about Take Pride Winnipeg! visit

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