The Morden Community Services Department is pleased to announce that the foyer washroom renovations are now complete. The project total cost of $82,018.92 was supported by funding of $11,000 from Community Places and $20,000 from the FCC AgriSpirit Fund.
The foyer washrooms at the Access Event Centre had served the community for 29 years. They were in need of replacing to bring them up to safety, energy efficiency and accessibility standards. The new fixtures and fittings are commercial standard and energy efficient.
The ladies washroom has 5 sinks, 12 cubicles, one that is wheelchair accessible. The men’s washroom has 4 sinks, 5 urinals and 4 cubicles, one being wheelchair accessible. There are mirrors, sensor taps, hand dryers, partitions, lights, safety flooring as well as new countertops.
“The timing of this project was very important. We had to wait for hockey playoffs to be completed and have the washrooms ready for the Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet and the Graduation. We were able to meet the needs of the major events and have finished some touch up painting since then. I’m really happy with the outcome. The entrance on the north side of the washrooms is barrier free and the south entrance accessibility has been improved. This project really completes the renovations at the Access Event Centre. I appreciate the 2 grants that we received, it always makes projects so much easier.” said Clare Agnew – Director of Community Services. “Thank you to the users of the facility for your patience during construction.”
In the past nine years, FCC AgriSpirit has granted roughly $543,000 within Manitoba and over $6.5 million nation-wide.
This year roughly $80,000 was granted to seven communities in rural Manitoba, including Morden, Neepawa, Arborg, Grandview, Baldur, Killarney and Hartney.