New Project: Bittersweet Way
Bittersweet Way is a multi-phase project for Bishop Grandin Greenway at the corner of St. Mary's Road and Bishop Grandin Boulevard that was developed to increase awareness, appreciation and knowledge of the area’s historical value and enhance its natural spaces.
The vision evolved to include a prominent retaining wall and signage facing the corner of Bishop Grandin Boulevard and St. Mary’s Road; and a secondary path leading to a commemorative circle in a grove of trees where visitors will find sign boards taking them on a journey through time.
We worked with the City Historian, in consultation with Métis and First Nations representatives, on the development of historical plaques for the commemorative circle. The finished product exceeded our expectations! We will add a section to this web site with high-res images of the signs around the commemorative circle and additional facts and background about the rich and interesting history of this area. Look for that in the coming months.
The result stayed true to the original concept, though work will be on-going with respect to plantings and naturalization. If you are able to help, either by donating to the naturalization fund or by participating in plantings and weed-pullings, please contact us!
All of this happened on site of an old homestead of the NE corner of Bishop Grandin Blvd and St.Mary's Rd !
Past Projects: Bike Repair
In 2017, visitors along the Bishop Grandin Greenway noticed new bicycle repair stations along the path. These were installed to support the active community who use the greenway for work and fun.
Past Projects: Tree Planting
With the generous assistance of the Bluebird Fund, 60 trees and shrubs were planted in the fall of 2017. All plantings were bird-friendly and correspond to the City of Winnipeg's list of native trees or trees appropriate for our environment.