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Investment in education infrastructure will benefit southwest Winnipeg
Winnipeg – Progressive Conservative MLAs Jon Reyes (St. Norbert) and Sarah Guillemard (Fort Richmond) are welcoming a major renovation and addition project at École Noël-Ritchot. MLAs Reyes and Guillemard joined Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen at the school to announce details of the project earlier today.
“This is great news for the families of southwest Winnipeg,” said Reyes, whose St. Norbert constituency includes École Noël-Ritchot. “I am pleased that our government is making these important investments to enhance education in our community and our growing Franco-Manitoban community.”
“Serving the needs of the ever-growing number of French-speaking students is important to my constituents,” added Guillemard, whose Fort Richmond constituency is also served by École Noël-Ritchot. “I am proud to be part of a government that is working with La Division scolaire franco-manitobaine to deliver on this much-needed project.”
École Noël-Ritchot currently has capacity for 250 kindergarten to Grade 8 students. The expansion will add nearly 30,000 square feet to the school, enabling it to accommodate an additional 200 students. The expansion will add eight new classrooms, a new gymnasium and a new 74-space child-care centre. Nearly 6,000 square feet of the existing structure will be renovated, including the old gymnasium, which will become a multi-purpose room and music room.