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Heritage Wall Receives Grant Funding

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MLA Ron Schuler announces grant funding for Niverville’s new Heritage Wall. Dustin Krahn

Last Friday, the provincial government announced $6,000 in new grant funding earmarked to complete the Town of Niverville’s Heritage Wall, to be constructed this month in front of the Niverville Credit Union parking lot on Main Street.

The Heritage Wall is one of several beautification projects underway in the community, spearheaded by the Niverville Communities in Bloom committee. Another of the projects, the Heritage Pavilion, is now finished. A third, a community mural to be erected on the west wall of the post office, is still in the works.

The Heritage Wall will depict a visual celebration of Niverville’s history. The 64-foot long wall will be constructed in multi-layered metal, depicting Niverville’s past, present, and future. It will also include interpretive designs to provide a brief written history of the community.

“We are excited to be a part of this venture in celebrating the Town of Niverville,” says Ron Schuler, Minister of Infrastructure as well as the MLA for the Springfield-Ritchot constituency. “This community is rapidly growing and bringing new opportunities to its residents and surrounding communities; being able to commemorate its past and recognizing its roots is always a good reminder of how a town can grow together and flourish in changing times.”

Joining Schuler at the funding announcement was Rob Machulenko, Chief Officer for the Niverville Heritage Centre; Patricia Dutchak, representative for Communities in Bloom; and Henry Friesen, member of the Niverville Heritage Wall Committee.

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