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Friday, 20 February 2009

Rec Centre and Library Dumplings *Updated*

Some notes on rec centre and library items:

Today, of course, was the opening of the Cindy Klassen Rec Centre (formerly Sargent Park at Sargent and Erin).
Cindy Klassen Rec Centre
I couldn't attend the opening (I gotta do something about this day job !) but dropped in after work to check it out. A wonderful site ! Oh, the ad is from May 23, 1942 !
Cindy Klassen Rec Centre
Cindy Klassen Rec Centre
Not only have the fitness and rec facilities expanded but it is now home of the West End Library with expanded hours and a lot more space !
West End Library
Cindy Klassen Rec Centre
The Rec Centre new hours are here.
West End Library's new hours
here.

At the Orioles Community Club, Burnell and St. Matthews, they've started up the Orioles Bike Cage and are looking for volunteers and donations of supplies ! For more about the project check out this post from Urban Steed and for their wants and needs see this newwinnipeg post.
Orioles Community Club
Here is something from The Toronto Library System that I thought was neat.

The program is called the "Sun Life Financial Museum and Arts Pass". Basically, there are a limited number of passes at each library, weighted toward needier areas, that people can check out like a book. It allows free admission for 2 adults and up to 5 kids to venues such as Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), the Gardiner Museum of Ceramics, the Bata Shoe Museum, Black Creek Pioneer Village, the Textile Museum of Canada, the Toronto Historic Museums and the Museum of Inuit Art. (There are some restrictions for some venues).
Manitoba Museum
The program had a trial run in 1/3 of Toronto's libraries and is now being expanded to all 99. It's based upon a program in Chicago's library system called Kraft great Kids Museum Passes.
Bobby Hull Display

Neat idea !

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