The Riverbank Discovery Centre took major steps this year towards being restored as a natural community gathering place with the opening of Festival Park in line with its 20-year “Back to the River” master plan. With that comes extra emphasis on keeping the entire area in ship shape for future recreational and event use, something the Centre is reaching out for a hand with from the community this coming week.
The Riverbank’s annual Fall Cleanup will take place on Wednesday evening from 5-7pm and a call has been put out for volunteers be it individuals, families, workplace teams or clubs that are able to chip in over all or some of that time frame.
Anyone able to help is asked to stop by the Discovery Centre between 5 and 7 on Wednesday, rain or shine. A volunteer appreciation BBQ will follow.
An organized clean-up was also held at the start of the warmer season on May 28 in conjunction with Riverbank’s Annual General Meeting. This week’s undertaking will go a long way toward making sure what we see after the spring melt is ready for all to enjoy.
While on the topic of the Discovery Centre, the first After Hours at the Riverbank event is just over a month away. The fundraiser in support of continued restoration of the area is billed as an evening of networking, food and drinks with an emphasis on Manitoba cuisine, appetizers and beverages from Aida’s Catering, Spirits Canada and Farmery. The event takes place on October 17 from 7-9pm with tickets being available for $50 each at the Discovery Centre or by calling 204-729-2141. All proceeds go toward restoration and enhancement of the Assiniboine River corridor and projects in the 20-year Back to the River master plan.