Ground is broken for new Multicultural Family Centre

Categories: Prairie News

On July 19, The Salvation Army’s Multicultural Family Centre celebrated a new beginning. Officials from all three levels of government were on hand to officially turn the sod for the new building, which will open next year. Shelly Glover, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface, gave a personal testimony to the effectiveness of the Centre within the community, recounting her time as a young single mother living across the street from the centre. Also present were Premier Greg Selinger, MLA Nancy Allen and City of Winnipeg Councillor Gord Steeves.

Wendi Park, Director of the Multicultural Family Centre, said, “The new centre will better facilitate the vision we are realizing to be an empowering presence in the community.  While many of our neighbours and participants experience multiple barriers, we are privileged to journey alongside, carry burdens together, and celebrate the gift of hope in our community.” Park added, “We want our newcomer, single parent, our under-employed adult, our youth, and our senior to know that they are not alone and that we are better together.”