WORK IN PROGRESS
The following is a very brief list of projects being undertaken in some of the communities along the Corridor
RM of Montcalm
- Parent Welcome Centre in St. Joseph
Town of Morris
- Street improvement project
RM of Ritchot
- Trail Development & tree planting in the town of Sainte-Agathe: Promenade sur la Rouge
- Inside the Dike Bio-retention project at the Farmers Market, Community Centre, and Ecole Noel Ritchot
- Duff Roblin Interpretative Centre (currently on hold)
City of Winnipeg
- Winnipeg Trails, Trailhead & km Marker
- The Forks: Riparian Restoration Project
RM of East St. Paul
- Housing Development
RM of West St. Paul
- New Fire Hall
- Kenosewan Interpretive Centre
- Prairie Wildlife Interpretive Centre
- Lockport Marina Development
RM of St. Andrews
- St. Andrews Church Restoration
- Waterfront Development
RM of St. Clements
- Destination Grand Marais
Projects & Progress
CORRIDOR SIGNAGE STRATEGY
Rivers West continues to work with communities along the Red River Corridor to proceed with the implementation of community trailheads and maps as identified in the Vision 2030 Plan. In partnership with CDEM (Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities), RW is also advancing this project in bilingual municipalities across Manitoba.
- Selkirk - two signs have been erected
- Lockport - one sign has recently been completed near the Half Moon Drive Inn
- St. Adolphe, Ste. Agathe and Ile des Chênes - The structures are currently being built. The maps will be sent for revision shortly. The three trailheads will be installed spring 2016.
- Morris - The map is complete. The text highlighting Morris’ historical points are being reviewed.
- St. Pierre-Jolys, Grande Pointe, St. Norbert, Lorette, La Broquerie and Ste. Anne have all shows interest in this project. The initial meeting will take place once the community is ready to proceed.
STORMWATER VIDEO PROJECT
Rivers West, along with its partners, have been working on developing a short video as part of Phase II of our Stormwater project. Water on the Land: Sustainable Stormwater Management Guide was the first phase of this project. The Stormwater Management Guide was created in 2012 and it is a resource that was created to raise awareness and to educate people on the importance of keeping stormwater on the land. It includes information on watershed health, outdoor learning, and natural play opportunities. It also provides useful resources and “how to get started” for school grounds, public spaces, and mid-size commercial properties.
Phase II of this project (creating a video) is capturing an audience in a completely different way than in Phase I. The purpose of this video is to get the attention from a larger crowd who weren’t necessarily looking for this information, and to then refer them to the guide if more information is required. The video is educational as well as entertaining. Our goal is to demonstrate the importance of managing stormwater and to deliver a message that will stick with the audience. The target audience ranges from children, to teachers, to your average neighbour.
BUILD films have eagerly accepted to produce and create this video. They are known for the creation of videos for clients such as Travel Manitoba, Green Action Centre, Parks Canada, The Great Canadian Travel Company, The Winnipeg Goldeyes, to name a few.
WATER ACCESS REMAINS A CHALLENGE ALONG RED RIVER
Rivers West working at finding a solution for communities
Vision 2030 Plan for Red River Corridor
Rivers West, in partnership with CDEM and a multitude of Red River corridor stakeholders, are pleased to unveil the results of over one year of work to develop a Vision Plan for the Corridor. The firm of Scatliff + Miller + Murray were hired to research, compile data, and lead community consultations to capture the important elements exist in the communities, and what projects and tourism strategies need to be undertaken between now and 2030 to create a destination of the Red River Corridor.