On the evening of September 20th, more than 40 members and guests gathered at the clubhouse to celebrate the completion of facility upgrades at the Tuxedo Tennis Club. The upgrades often referred to as “Bill’s projects” include the redevelopment of Courts 5 & 6, new LED lighting, and the redevelopment of the parking lot. The club is very grateful for the financial assistance received from a City of Winnipeg Community Incentive grant and funding through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Member volunteer hours were also acknowledged.
Board member, John Ewing delivered a special tribute and presented a plaque in memory of Bill Thomas. The lights were officially turned on at 7:30 by the Thomas family, followed by refreshments.
Statements from the Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, in his letter to the club “Congratulations to Tuxedo Tennis Club on their newly upgraded tennis courts, a project that was supported by the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Recreational sports facilities serve as gathering places and encourage active lifestyles. The Government of Canada’s investment toward renewing the tennis courts and adding court lighting shows our commitment to enhancing the well-being of communities as a whole.”