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SAC gets funds for facelift

By: Geralyn Wichers

Posted: 06/15/2018 6:50 AM

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Steinbach Arts Council is on its way to a much-needed facelift, thanks to a recent grant.

"By supporting projects like this, we’re helping to build and support a vibrant and healthy community where people can come together," said Henry Nickel, general manager of Clearview Co-op.

Co-op donated $65,000 toward SAC last Thursday. The project seeks to renovate the SAC building inside and out and build a play area outside.

SAC's chief creative officer, Cindi Rempel Patrick, called the renovations "long overdue," and said that they have had to patch holes in the carpet with duct tape. She said they plan to redo the bathrooms, update the entrance and studios and replace the carpet.

"It’s really a little bit of everything," she said.

Rempel Patrick said they also plan to refresh the outside of the building and to recruit local artists to paint the exterior.

"We want it to reflect that there are creative things happening in this building," she said.

SAC also intends to build an outdoor creative learning play space, designed to be wheelchair accessible, and inclusive of children with cognitive challenges such as autism.

Rempel Patrick said SAC plans to raise another $80,000 towards the improvements and hope to begin renovations next spring.

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